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Lynx Technik selects PHABRIX Qx for major test & measurement upgrade

April 08, 2020 — Lynx Technik AG, the German developer of high quality products for the professional and broadcast market sectors, has purchased a further three PHABRIX Qx advanced IP/SDI rasterizers to ensure the best possible testing processes for its products. The systems were supplied by Logic Media, a PHABRIX Distributor. Stefan Gnann, CEO, Lynx Technik, said, “Lynx Technik AG is well known for rigorous 100%-QA testing on the products we deliver to customers. As technical requirements are changing, with 12G processing, AES requirements and customers transitioning to IP workflows, we needed to replace our legacy testing equipment with the ...

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Zixi Partners with Blackbird for Global Live Video Editing

April 8, 2020 — Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over any-IP, and award winning architect of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP), today announced a partnership and integration with Blackbird, the world’s fastest, most powerful professional cloud video editing and publishing platform that provides rapid access to video content for the easy creation of clips and highlights to multiple devices and platforms. Blackbird powers significant productivity and efficiency benefits for any enterprise organization producing video content with a highly responsive, fully featured editor accessed through any browser, easy to learn and needing only limited bandwidth to ...

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DPA Microphones Offers Online Training, Expert Interviews and Virtual Performances

ALLEROED, DENMARK, APRIL 8, 2020 — With the increased need of remote/at-home productions, DPA Microphones is  providing a variety of creative online resources and virtual entertainment in the wake of the current COVID-19 situation. DPA is also supporting its customers and industry professionals by continuing to stock and service equipment. “DPA is working diligently to maintain production and operations to ensure an uninterrupted supply of microphones; we remain committed to our employees, partners and customers around the world,” says Kalle Hvidt Nielsen, CEO, DPA Microphones. “Additionally, in the past few weeks, we have been inspired by many creative ideas and ...

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Dejero Helps Broadcasters and Public Safety Bodies Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges

Tenfold increase in number of live streams from Dejero’s LivePlus mobile app over the last month; helping talent ‘report from home’ and supporting rapid deployment of emergency comms   Waterloo, Ontario, April 8, 2020 — Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide Emmy® award winning video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, is providing various support options to broadcasters and to public safety bodies who need to create and deliver reliable, high-quality live content or communications during the current COVID-19 pandemic. “This unprecedented situation has presented major challenges for both broadcasters striving to continue its ...

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Calrec liaising with expanded dealer network to provide audio production solution advice

Hebden Bridge, 8th April 2020— Recognising the extraordinary circumstances in which the world finds itself, Calrec is working closely with its newly expanded dealer network to provide information and technical assistance to help overcome current working restrictions. Dave Letson, VP of Sales, Calrec, says, “We are reaching out to provide as much assistance as we can and working alongside our expanding dealer network to advise customers as to how Calrec’s technology can help, especially in the short term.” Calrec is undertaking a series of partner web events to educate its community on IP, virtual working and at-home production techniques. Using ...

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Remote PTZ Camera Control in Zoom Video Conferencing

PTZOptics announces integration with Zoom Video Conference

PTZOptics has a new PTZ camera control integration now built-in to Zoom Video Conferencing. The new integration is called “Far End Camera Control.” The feature allows Zoom meeting participants to take control of a USB connected PTZOptics camera. The PTZ camera controls are made available directly inside of the Zoom Meeting software. Who is using far end camera controls work in Zoom “Zoom video conferencing is an amazing tool for online video communications,” says Paul Richards, Director of Business Development for PTZOptics. “This new feature allows meeting participants the ability to control a PTZOptics camera from anywhere in the world ...

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Globo Selects Grass Valley for MG4 Studios to Expand Production Capability

MONTREAL – April 8, 2020 – Globo has selected Grass Valley’s IP infrastructure solutions for its new facility in Rio de Janeiro. The deployment gives the broadcaster access to faster configuration, greater operational efficiencies and centralized network management across the three studios in the new MG4 complex. Globo also benefits from increased capacity to produce more drama and entertainment content, such as mini-series and telenovelas, for its platforms. The new studio infrastructure is built around Grass Valley’s IPEDGE-SRV-D IP routing controller, IQUCP25 user-configurable, multichannel, video-over-IP transceiver, IP Multiviewers, Orbit dynamic system orchestrator and Luna configurable control panels. The end-to-end IP solution is based on the ST-2110 standard leveraging its ...

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Marshall Electronics Addresses the Latest Broadcast Production Workflows With Four New IP Cameras

New 30X Optical Zoom Cameras Offer 4K, UHD and HD Resolutions  TORRANCE, CA, APRIL 7, 2020 – Marshall Electronics continues to support the industry’s evolving digital broadcast and production workflows with the introduction of four new IP cameras, the CV730-BK Camera, the CV630-IP PTZ Camera, the CV420-30X-IP Camera, and the CV355-30X-IP Camera. These new offerings give Marshall Electronics customers the ability to easily integrate versatile HD and UHD video into any IP-based workflow. These new cameras provide a wide variety of resolution options – the CV730-BK PTZ Camera provides up to UHD (3840×2160) video resolutions at 60fps through IP, HDMI, ...

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EditShare Remote Workflows Deliver HDR and Editorial Productions Safely Across The Finish Line

Boston, MA – April 7, 2020 – EditShare, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security, media management and intelligent storage solutions, today announced that UK based post-production company, The Finish Line, is using EditShare’s Flow media management workflow solution to scale its post-production business through remotely enabled workflows. Known for its high caliber finishing services, The Finish Line chose EditShare’s open and collaborative media management solution to create a secure cloud-based media control layer that enables advanced, remote editorial workflows including ingest of rushes, storyboarding, and review and approval. “Our core business has been based around installing and staffing internal finishing ...

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FOR-A FT-ONE-SS4K Ultra High-Speed Cameras Capture 4K Footage at 1,000 fps for Live Production

Cypress, CA, April 7, 2020 – As audience appetites for sports coverage continue to increase, FOR-A Corporation of America offers a range of FT-ONE variable frame rate cameras to deliver the action in super slow motion. Recent advances now allow playback of 4K video at up to 1,000 frames per second to provide incredible detail for live broadcast applications.   “Sports continue to be a driving factor in the need for high frame rate cameras, and nobody delivers instant replays like FOR-A,” explained Ken Truong, President of FOR-A Corporation of America. “Our FT-ONE special purpose cameras are designed for super-slo-mo ...

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DP Toby Oliver, ACS Captures “Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island” with Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks

Fremont, CA – April 7, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced DP Toby Oliver, ACS used two Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks to shoot the suspense/thriller “Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island.” Senior Colorist Alastor Arnold of FotoKem then used DaVinci Resolve Studio to grade the film. In “Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island,” the enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives. From the producers of “Get Out” and “Truth or Dare,” “Blumhouse’s ...

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Telestream Releases OptiQ Monitor

Nevada City, California, April 7th , 2020 –Telestream, a leading provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, has announced that its new OptiQ Monitor, a cloud-based monitoring-as-a-service, is now available. OptiQ Monitor enables real-time deployment of live ABR quality monitoring at scale in over 70 global geographic regions and is designed to give broad visibility into the health and performance of live OTT channels delivered through CDN partners. To successfully deliver a fully monetized, rights protected, high quality event or channel requires more than just a world-class ...

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NEP Group Uses TSL Products’ MPA1-MIX MADI-V Audio Monitoring Units in New OB Trucks

System’s Updated Front Panel Offers a User-Friendly Solution that Improves Operator Experience Pittsburgh, PA, April 7, 2020 – NEP Group is the leading worldwide outsourced technical production partner to premier content producers of live sports and entertainment throughout the world. As a long-standing customer of TSL Products, NEP Group has relied on the company’s MPA1 units as their audio monitoring solution of choice for live broadcasts. When TSL introduced its new MPA1 V Series audio monitor, designed to directly address the needs of those in live production, NEP was the first to realise the benefits and place its order. NEP Group ...

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Facilis Releases Version 8 of HUB Shared Storage System And Version 3.5 of FastTracker MAM with Proxy Encoding To Cloud for Remote Workflows

HUDSON, MA (April 7th, 2020) – Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks,  announced today the release of Version 8 of the Facilis Shared Storage System, Version 3.5 of its FastTracker Media Asset Management software, and new Object Cloud remote workflows.  These are available immediately and free of charge for any eligible Facilis customer with a current software support contract. “This release represents over two years of development to increase the overall resiliency, flexibility and bandwidth management capabilities of the product,” said Shane Rodbourn, Chief Operating Officer at Facilis Technology. ...

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Nevion helps Al Kass Sports Channels transition from SDI to IP

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has announced Al Kass Sports Channels, a public broadcast service provider of information and sports entertainment programming in Qatar, has chosen Nevion’s flagship products VideoIPath and Virtuoso to connect its main facility with three other broadcast facilities across the country through a flexible IP-based media network infrastructure. Al Kass Sports Channels covers major sporting events in Qatar and the Gulf countries, including the Emir Cup, Qatar Cup, Gulf Cup, and international football friendlies. Previously, the channels had been exchanging media between Qatar Television (QTV), Al Bidda Tower in Corniche and BeIn Sports ...

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The Changing ‘State of Live’ During the COVID-19 Crisis

Health and safety is now the number one priority globally with the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Social distancing, lockdowns and quarantines have increased the need for remote reporting, fueling demand for live streaming, mobile apps and live IP video sharing solutions. LiveU is today presenting an interim ‘State of Live’ report showing the trends over the last five weeks as the coronavirus continues to impact the world. This special LiveU report is based on data generated from its global customer base. Live sessions via the LiveU Central management platform have more than doubled, with the number of users increasing ...

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Telstra Global Media Network extends reach through new partnerships and capabilities

Leading telecommunications and technology company, Telstra, announces advancements and partnerships to its Telstra Global Media Network (GMN) through a cloud gateway solution and media data services, as well as an extension of its GMN Partner Alliance with two new partners, PSSI and Intelsat. Originally set to be announced at NAB 2020 and rolling out in April 2020, the new cloud gateway solution, known as GMN MediaNet, expands on the Telstra GMN’s international fibre, satellite and partner media networks by providing a gateway from “on-net” media rights holders to “off-net” media buyers, using cloud infrastructure. Telstra is also adding data-based capability, ...

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 Topic Streaming With 24i

First Look Media launches new OTT streaming video service for ‘culture cravers’ on topic.com, Apple TV and iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 7 April 2020 – 24i, the industry-leading video experience company, today announced that Topic, the new entertainment streaming service from First Look Media, has chosen 24i to power its new streaming video experience across topic.com, Apple TV and iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. 24i provides Topic with a brand-new suite of subscription and ad-supported video applications each with a consistent, intuitive video experience irrespective of viewing platform or device. The ...

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