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IBC 2019: Pioneering Visual Storytelling Brands Vizrt, NewTek and NDI Unite

Bergen, Norway – Vizrt, NewTek™ and NDI® come to IBC 2019 (stand 7.B01) under the umbrella brand of Vizrt Group – uniting three pioneering visual storytelling brands under a single purpose – to help customers deliver more stories, better told. The Vizrt group of brands will enable customers to master the complexity of visual storytelling and maximize their creativity. Together, ...

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Zixi: Securely Delivering Live, Broadcast-quality Video Over IP

From Tim Baldwin, Head of Product, Zixi Today’s consumers want content at their fingertips. They want to consume content at any time, on any device, packaged in ways that satisfies their interests and delivered at compelling price points. Media companies recognize that they need to create more programming going to more places, and IP distribution is the best way to ...

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Shaking Off The Shackles Of AR

By Phil Ventre, VP Sports and Broadcast, Ncam While augmented reality for broadcast is still in a relatively nascent stage, its usage is finally moving away from the gimmicky ‘new toy’ stage; AR graphics are becoming an integral part of programme content, and sophisticated audiences are demanding hyper-real, believable graphics that are fully immersed in the real-world environment. The sports ...

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JMR BlueStor SHARE Networked Storage Server for Collaborative HD to 4K Workflow Shared Storage Applications

Gordon Moore, in 1965, predicted that the number of transistors in an IC or chip doubles approximately every two years, or that IC complexity could be expanded exponentially at a reasonable cost approximately every two years. Similarly in the 1950s, IBM showcased the first hard disk drive that was the size of two refrigerators with 50”x24” platters to give 3.75MB ...

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VFX Legion Creates Visual Effects For ‘MA,’ A Horror Film

VFX Legion recently wrapped work on ‘MA,’ Blumhouse Productions’ new psychological horror film, which opened in theaters on May 31st. The award-winning studio tapped its the company’s experience digitally mutilating and eviscerating characters and augmenting practical footage to craft a range of photorealist visual effects that heightened the visceral impact of some of the movie’s most gruesome and suspenseful scenes. ...

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ENCORE’S BOB FESTA RETURNS TO ‘YELLOWSTONE’ FOR SEASON TWO

  Season one of Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” was one of the most watched television series that aired on ad-supported cable in 2018, averaging well over 5 million viewers per episode. The highly anticipated second season continues to follow the Dutton family as they fight for survival against ruthless enemies from all sides, with Kevin Costner reprising his role as family ...

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Think Flash Storage is Too Expensive? Think Again

Jason Coari, Global Director, Product and Solution Marketing at Quantum Everyone agrees that flash can deliver outstanding performance. And for some processes and workflows, that kind of performance is clearly indispensable. For example, when editors are working with numerous streams of uncompressed 4K (or increasingly often, 8K) video, flash can provide the kind of responsive experience needed to create the ...

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The Journey Towards High Quality Online Experiences

AUTHOR: Stefan Lederer, CEO and co-founder at Bitmovin The multi-screen, multi-platform world we live in has significantly increased the convenience of content consumers’ viewing experiences. Audiences can now watch everything from live sports to feature length films on a smartphone, allowing consumers to view any content, any place and at any time. As testament to how popular streaming really is, ...

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NAB Show LIVE – 2019 Show Schedule. #NABShow @NABShow

Broadcast Beat is the producer of NAB Show LIVE, at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Held April 6-11, 2019, NAB Show is the world’s largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology.  NAB Show LIVE will feature live streams of select conference sessions and in-depth interviews with exhibitors, vendors and industry leaders. Content will be available ...

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30,000 Feet up – I’m on my way to #NABShow! @NABShow

…And away we go! Right now I’m thirty-thousand feet up in the air, on my way to “Sin City” – Las Vegas, Nevada, for the 2019 NAB Show!  As usual, my level of excitement won’t let me settle-down, so I’ve started blogging while on the plane! (This DEFINITELY is a habit, now!!!) Since “Every Story Starts HERE” (NAB Show’s Theme ...

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ALL-STAR NAB SHOW KEYNOTE SESSION: TAKES LIVE SPORTS TO NEW HEIGHTS IN THE CLOUD

ALL-STAR NAB SHOW KEYNOTE SESSION TAKES LIVE SPORTS TO NEW HEIGHTS IN THE CLOUD — Executives from CBSi, Hulu, LA Clippers, NASCAR, and Pac-12 Networks reveal how cloud, media services, and AI capture audience attention, give fans more control, break viewing records, and reinvent future sports experiences — WASHINGTON, D.C.– NAB Show will feature an exclusive keynote discussion focused on how cloud ...

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All-Star NAB Show Keynote Session Takes LIVE Sports To New Heights In The Cloud. @NABShow #NABShow

— Executives from CBSi, Hulu, LA Clippers, NASCAR, and Pac-12 Networks reveal how cloud, media services, and AI capture audience attention, give fans more control, break viewing records, and reinvent future sports experiences — NAB Show will feature an exclusive keynote discussion focused on how cloud technology is redefining sports broadcasting and driving audience engagement. The session, produced by Amazon Web ...

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Magewell: Making the Transition to IP Practical and Affordable. @NABShow #NABShow

Last year was a tipping point for the use of IP-based media transport in live production, with the ecosystems surrounding technologies such as NewTek’s royalty-free NDI® reaching critical mass. IP’s promised benefits of increased flexibility and reduced deployment costs have become realities for users who jumped aboard the IP train early, and mainstream adoption continues to grow. The ability to ...

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10 Things Every Drone Pilot Must Know About the Part 107 Exam

So you’ve decided to join the growing ranks of professional drone pilots. Many pilots underestimate what it takes to pass the exam. They believe they know everything about flying these incredible machines. However, the exam contains a host of specialized knowledge that isn’t usually talked about when it comes to piloting a drone. This article will give you a great ...

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FROM PRINT TO 100 PERCENT DIGITAL: HOW COMPLEX NETWORKS DID IT

Jermaine Harrell, Manager of Video IT Operations, Complex Networks Founded in 2002 as a print magazine dedicated to presenting news and trends about popular street culture for young adults, Complex Networks has undergone quite the transformation since those early days. In 2007, we started investing heavily in our online presence, and by 2011, the digital side of the business had ...

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Can You See the Light? Only with the Right Lens!

The oldest artificial lens discovered, so far, is the Layard Lens (aka: “The Nimrud Lens”); it was found by A. H. Layard in 1853 and is around 3000 years old (about 750BC-710BC in the Neo-Assyrian Empire). It was found in Kalhu, the Tiglath-pileser’s royal residence city (in modern day, that’s Nimrud in Iraq) in the North West Palace. Its discoverer ...

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