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New Cobalt Digital Image Processor Offers Simultaneous HDR/SDR Production

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Jan. 29, 2019 – Cobalt Digital today announced its new 9904-UDX-4K up/down/cross converter and image processor for openGear® frames is now shipping. Already installed in a select group of trucks and studio facilities, the dual-slot card provides an ideal hardware platform for Technicolor High Dynamic Range Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) software. This enables the use of current SDR ...

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New Cobalt Digital Customizable 4K Encoder Cards Now Shipping

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Jan. 14, 2019 – Cobalt Digital today announced the availability of its 9992‑ENC series of HEVC/H.264/MPEG-5 encoders for openGear® frames. Designed for a variety of broadcast applications, the dual-slot card offers customized I/O options and extensive audio support for cost-effective contribution, distribution, ENG, IPTV, and OTT solutions. The 9992-ENC base model supports both MPEG-2 and H.264 (AVC), with ...

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WOIO Improves Coverage of Breaking News for Web Viewers with JVC ProHD Studio 4000

WAYNE, NJ (Jan. 3, 2019) – Live streaming of breaking news is nothing new in the Cleveland-Akron market (DMA #19), but WOIO wanted to provide its viewers with more than just a video feed. In December, the Raycom Media-owned CBS affiliate began using its new ProHD Studio 4000 live production and streaming studio from JVC Professional Video, a division of ...

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Western Michigan University Broncos Turn to Envivo Replay for Slow Motion Playback on In-Stadium Screens and Streaming to ESPN Channels

Michigan University’s (WMU) Division I Broncos football program has a storied history at the Kalamazoo-based school. As the 2015 Bahama Bowl winner, 2016 Mid-American Conference (MAC) champions, and participants in the 2017 Cotton Bowl, the popular team requires production technology that keeps pace with its sports program. Video production professionals at the school determined that the slow-motion replay system used ...

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Loyola University Chicago Updates Convergence Studio with Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher

Chelmsford, Mass. – Dec. 6, 2018 – Broadcast Pix today announced the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago has upgraded its Convergence Studio with a new Broadcast Pix BPswitch MX integrated production switcher. Built in downtown Chicago in 2009, the facility houses television, radio, and graphics areas designed to provide students with access to the latest technologies and workflows ...

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SVG Summit: Cobalt Digital to Demonstrate HDR Conversion Solutions for Broadcasters

Champaign, Ill. – Dec. 6, 2018 – Cobalt Digital will demonstrate its high dynamic range (HDR) conversion solutions for live sports and other broadcast content at the 2018 SVG Summit, which runs Dec. 10-11 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Using Cobalt’s flagship 9904-UDX-4K up/down/cross converter and image processor for the openGear® platform with Technicolor® HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) technology, broadcasters ...

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Digital Nirvana 2018 Year End Recap

With the pace of change in data monitoring and management quickening this year, thanks to the developments in AI, cloud-based technology, and voice and object recognition, companies providing hardware and software for services such as online and broadcast media monitoring, metadata generation, and closed captioning, experienced the same uptick. Digital Nirvana, a global provider of media management solutions and services ...

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COBALT DIGITAL RECEIVES TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING EMMY® AWARD

Cobalt Digital is one of the recipients of the 70th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards that will take place in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), at the NAB Show at the Wynn Encore Hotel and Spa on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. Cobalt was one of the companies selected to receive the Emmy ...

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South Carolina Cable Channel CN2 Shoots Live Field Reports with JVC ProHD Portable Bridge

WAYNE, NJ (Nov. 15, 2018) – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced CN2, an independent cable TV station in Rock Hill, S.C., purchased a ProHD Portable Bridge bonded LTE hotspot in August to provide live news updates for its daily newscast and website. David Bain, technical manager, said the Bridge and a new BR-DE900 ProHD ...

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FOR-A America Touts Popular Line-Up at WFX Expo

Cypress, CA, November 12, 2018 – At the upcoming WFX Expo, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A® will demonstrate video production solutions ideal for house of worship and live production scenarios. FOR-A will exhibit in booth #619 during the WFX Conference and Expo, which runs from November 13-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. FOR-A’s WFX booth lineup includes ...

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Calvary Chapel Modesto Moves Control Room, Upgrades to Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher

Chelmsford, Mass. – Nov. 8, 2018 – When Calvary Chapel Modesto relocated its control room in September, it took the opportunity to install a new Broadcast Pix™ BPswitch™ MX integrated production switcher. The church simultaneously produces I MAG (image magnification) coverage of its services for the congregation as well as multi-camera coverage for live streaming. Based in Modesto, Calif., Calvary ...

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National Broadcaster of Nepal Selects FOR-A for Full HD Upgrade

Tokyo, Japan, November 1, 2018 – Given a mandate from the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Nepal Television, the national broadcaster of Nepal, must fully upgrade to high-definition by January of next year – which also marks the broadcaster’s 34th anniversary. By January 31st 2019, Nepal Television will be running three HD studios, replacing all of its current ...

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KTEN Readies for Election Season with Upgrade to Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher

Chelmsford, Mass. – Oct. 23, 2018 – Broadcast Pix™ today announced KTEN, a dual NBC/ABC affiliate with a CW substation serving the Sherman-Ada market (DMA #160), upgraded its control room in August with a Broadcast Pix BPswitch™ integrated production switcher. Mark Farrell, news director for KTEN Media, said the new BPswitch was part of an effort to ready the station ...

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CAPER 2018: FOR-A Showcases Customer Favorites with an Eye Toward the Future

Cypress, CA, October 19, 2018 – As a demonstration of the company’s continued commitment to the Latin American region, FOR-A® will highlight three of its most popular products – the HVS-490 and HVS-100 switchers and FA-9600 signal processor – as part of its participation at CAPER 2018, occurring from October 24-26th at the Costa Salguero Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ...

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NAB New York: TVU Networks Demonstrates Unified Platform for Video Contribution, Production and Distribution Using AI and Automation

TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, today announced the company showcased several breakthrough technologies for news production during NAB New York. Highlights in the booth included: TVU Producer for cloud-based multi-camera video production; newly established integration between TVU Networks and major media asset management (MAM) providers; and the TVU MediaMind set of solutions for ...

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Digital Nirvana’s Automatic Metadata Creation App for AVID, Closed Captioning, and Media Monitoring Products Among NAB New York Highlights

At the NAB Show New York 2018, Global Media Solutions and Services Provider Digital Nirvana will present its powerful content-based metadata creation app Metadator for AVID media platform users, cloud-based closed caption generation and caption retrieval and synchronization service, and the latest version of its flagship Media Monitoring Platform. With over two decades of industry experience, DN’s expertise in the ...

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