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Delivering DCPs across Malaysia with Signiant Jet

By Avinash Suresh, Director at Yusari Filem The rate of adoption of new media technologies varies across the globe, and Malaysia has traditionally been on the slower end of the spectrum. For example, it wasn’t until 6 years ago that the move from 35mm to Digital Cinema fully took hold. While slow at first, once the benefits and improvements in ...

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Top Three Hot Topics of NAB 2019

By Jon Finegold, Signiant CMO Before we completely settle after the whirlwind of NAB, I wanted to share a few reflections on this year’s show. It’s always interesting to hear the topics that bubble to the surface in different conversations. This year, there were three themes that really stood out. 1.    We are in a hybrid-cloud / multi-cloud world One ...

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Arrow bundles NetApp Storage with axle ai Software to Elevate Media Teams

Solutions target high capacity and quick access needs for rising corporate and education video markets   Arrow Distribution (www.arrow.com/) today announced immediate availability of a range of integrated solutions for corporate and university video teams based on NetApp storage systems (www.netapp.com) and software from axle ai, Inc. The three industry leaders have joined forces to provide complete solutions not only ...

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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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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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NAB: How It All Got Started…

Well, here we are, approaching NAB Show!  Once again, I will be present, representing Broadcast Beat Magazine, as I glide through the Show Floor, seeing what I can see of all the newest products and innovations in the studio (broadcast and post-production) industry. Even with all the excitement that the Show brings, ever wonder what “NAB” is or who the ...

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Plura To Release Ground-Breaking Products at #NABShow New York

Plura, the leading global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, will be releasing two products at this year’s NAB Show New York event. The line-up includes the all new FUTURE PROOF SFP-H, Hybrid Monitor Series, supporting Coax, Fiber & IP connectivity and the PRM-3G series including PRM-224-3G, offering an elegant slim design integrated with a Grade A-10 ...

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Bitcentral’s FUEL Revolutionizes On-Line News Production and Delivery Paradigm

Linear on DemandTM personalized digital streaming brings viewers and revenue back to content owners This month’s company highlight features Bitcentral, a well-recognized award winning manufacturer of news content production, distribution, aggregation and publishing provisions to broadcasters and content creation companies. The pioneering company, founded in 1980 as Miralite Communications, a provider of satellite networks worldwide, changed its name to Bitcentral ...

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Go Soft or Die – How a Software Defined Infrastructure Enables Studios to Keep Pace with Changing Technology and Business Requirements

The following article was written by Barry Evans, CTO Pixit Media   The era of “fast food” post production is finally upon us.  Clients want their content fresh, they want their content cheap and they want their content now. And from a format and resolution perspective, they certainly want it ‘their way’. Now, that’s not to say these demands have ...

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A Unifying Approach to the Storage Demands of Media & Entertainment

Today’s Challenges for Post Production, Visual Effects and Playout Workflows Today’s broadcast and post production environments are faced with a multitude of challenges, from complex and difficult to integrate ecosystems to increased pixel depth/frame rates to the evolving IP-video landscape. Chief engineers and IT administrators in many cases must integrate MAM, VFX, grading, transcoding, rendering/compositing workflows with make do cobbled ...

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Multi-Cloud Data Management with SwiftStack

Earlier this month, I wrote an article on Object Cloud Storage and featured Caringo, a pioneer in the marketplace. There are a great many players vying for the M&E market due to its forecasted data growth in the coming decade. The competitive landscape is fierce, and I can see consolidation coming in the years to come, but for the moment, ...

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Caringo SWARM – A Storage Platform for Production, Distribution and Collaboration at Massive Scale

  The Challenges for Immediacy The overwhelming access to on-demand media, anytime and anywhere via Internet broadband, handheld devices, streaming services, smart television and evolving IoT (Internet of things) devices has forever changed the time-to-market and monetization model for content providers, cloud OTT (over-the-top) service providers, cable companies, broadcasters, streaming media providers, carriers and the like. All companies that are ...

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