Mobile Viewpoint brings artificial intelligence-powered live production and delivery suite to IBC 2018

Content contribution solutions will be showcased in Mobile Viewpoint news studio with presenter and American comedian Pep Rosenfeld

Alkmaar, The Netherlands – Mobile Viewpoint, a leading manufacturer in IP contribution solutions, will be bringing its suite of AI-driven live production and delivery solutions to this year’s IBC Show.  With today’s broadcasters and content owners eager to meet demands for live and online content, Mobile Viewpoint will use its on-stand studio to demonstrate how its solutions enable fast, cost-efficient content contribution—from live capture through to delivery.

AI is now proving its value in broadcasting with practical implementations that tackle the challenges facing the industry, including improving the efficiency of production and reducing costs. At NAB 2018, Mobile Viewpoint launched three AI-driven products: NewsPilot, IQ Sports Producer and HyperSense. The solutions reduce the cost and complexity of live news and sports content production by removing the need for costly camera crews, production facilities and distribution platforms.

Mobile Viewpoint’s on-stand news studio will be hosted by American comedian Pep Rosenfeld, Co-Founder of creative club Boom Chicago. Pep is a high-level event host, writer, stand-up comedian and public speaker, and hosts events such as TEDx Amsterdam, The Next Web conference and the Spin Awards. Throughout the show, Pep will be will be interviewing a number of significant industry players in Mobile Viewpoint’s studio. These interviews will be streamed live using Mobile Viewpoint’s full suite of production and delivery solutions.

IBC 2018 will also see Mobile Viewpoint showcase one of its newest products, 5GLink, the first 5G-ready bonding device. Specifically for camera crews and journalists, and designed to be compatible with any smartphone, 5GLink enables the fast transmission of live content. With broadcasters keen to deliver digital first content, especially around breaking news stories, and camera crews and journalists need to capture live content in the field, but don’t want to be held back by multiple units. Which means in the event of an emergency or unexpected incident, more and more camera crews and journalists are using smartphones to capture live content. But this doesn’t meet the quality of an SDI camera, and camera crews and journalists aren’t able to transmit files live either.  At IBC, Mobile Viewpoint will demonstrate how 5GLink connects to an SDI camera and enables the transmission of content to live newsfeeds or the studio.

Mobile Viewpoint’s solutions meet broadcasters’ and content owners’ requirements for fast, simple and cost-efficient content contribution as they adapt their strategies to meet the rapid rise in online content consumption. At IBC 2018, alongside 5GLink, Mobile Viewpoint will be exhibiting its suite of live production and delivery solutions, including:

  • NewsPilot: NewsPilot consists of three PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) cameras and Mobile Viewpoint’s Automated Studio control box, which incorporates its AutoPointer and Virtual Director software. NewsPilot also includes CameraLink, a robotic arm which can move a 3kg PTZ camera much like a traditional dolly arrangement. Together, this allows broadcasters and content owners to automate news production without the need for camera crew or a director.
  • IQ Sports Producer: An all-in-one production suite that can produce and stream sports events from any location. The production suite includes a fixed-position 24MP 180° camera that can cover an entire field of play, a dedicated appliance with Mobile Viewpoint’s AI engine and IQ Sport Producer Software, and a connection to the LinkMatrix management dashboard. Mobile Viewpoint’s AI engine selects which of the camera’s four 6MP lenses to use given the position of play during a match or game.
  • HyperSense: A fully-supported application box which includes AI Indexer, a tool that analyses and logs metadata based on object, speech and facial recognition algorithms, as well as Smart Storage and Video Search, which stores video and logs metadata in accessible formats, enhancing the value of their video by enabling archives to be searched on more than just text.
  • TerraLink-4C Multicam: A rack mount bonded transmitter that enables multi-camera shoots without the need of an OB van on site.
  • LinkMatrix: An online dashboard that allows users to manage their complete live IP workflow.  LinkMatrix provides a clear overview of all live feeds from the field, and turns them into real online TV channels by creating playlists, adding logos and graphics, advertising insertion, and pre-roll. Content can be transcoded in the cloud, and published live on any social media platform or CDN instantly.

“Traditional live broadcast set-ups are expensive, resource-intensive and not conducive to the viewer’s expectations of instant news or sports coverage,” said Michel Bais, CEO at Mobile Viewpoint. “Broadcasters and content owners must adapt to new ways of producing and delivering content if they are to meet consumers’ increasing demands for live content, online. Our product suite has been designed to be a one-stop-shop for both larger broadcasters and smaller content owners, allowing them to take a digital-first approach. We are excited to present these capabilities at IBC this year.”

Mobile Viewpoint will be exhibiting its range of live production and delivery solutions at IBC, taking place from 13th-18th September at RAI Amsterdam, on stand 14.F21.

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