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AJA Debuts KUMO 6464-12G at IBC 2019

High capacity 12G-SDI signal routing for increased bandwidth and higher-resolutions Amsterdam, Netherlands, IBC Conference, Stand 7.C25 (September 13, 2019) — Today at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, AJA Video Systems unveiled KUMO 6464-12G, a new SDI router featuring 64x 12G-SDI inputs and 64x 12G-SDI outputs for high quality, cost-effective signal routing. KUMO 6464-12G suits a range of broadcast, production, post, and proAV environments and allows professionals to take advantage of the scalability, security, and increased bandwidth that 12G-SDI provides. “Interest in 12G-SDI is surging among live production and post professionals as workflows grow more complex with increasing adoption of UltraHD, HDR ...

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AJA Unveils HDR Image Analyzer 12G at IBC 2019

4K/UltraHD HDR monitoring and analysis with 12G-SDI connectivity Amsterdam, Netherlands, IBC Conference, Stand 7.C25 (September 13, 2019) — AJA Video Systems announced the new HDR Image Analyzer 12G, bringing 12G-SDI connectivity to its powerful real-time HDR monitoring and analysis platform developed in partnership with Colorfront. The new product streamlines 4K/UltraHD HDR monitoring and analysis workflows by supporting the latest high-bandwidth 12G-SDI connectivity. HDR Image Analyzer 12G offers waveform, histogram and vectorscope monitoring and analysis of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD, HDR and WCG content for broadcast and OTT production, post-production, QC and mastering. It also features HDR capable monitor outputs that go beyond HD ...

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Avid Delivers Video Editing Workflows with ProRes RAW and DNx Codecs

Improves end-to-end video editing workflows with ProRes integration for Windows and native support for ProRes RAW in Media Composer as well as native support for DNx codecs BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 13, 2019 – Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that Media Composer® will deliver native support for Apple’s ProRes RAW camera codec and support for ProRes playback and encoding on Windows. In addition, Apple will provide 64-bit decoders for DNxHR and DNxHD codecs within the Pro Video Formats package that is available from Apple as a free download for all users. These integrations will allow content creators and post-production companies to ...

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EditShare Academy Moves Media Professionals Ahead with New Authorized Training and Certification Programs

EditShare Associate, EditShare Engineer, and EditShare Sales Professional learning tracks accelerate the path to mastery of EditShare tools and workflow solutions for sales and video professionals Amsterdam, The Netherlands – September 13, 2019 – EditShare® a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, announced from the IBC2019 show floor (stand 7.A35) the launch of EditShare Academy. A mix of instructor-led and e-learning courses designed to take students from beginner to expert in EditShare tools and workflows, the EditShare Academy offers sales and video professionals a structured curriculum that culminates in industry certification in one ...

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Mediability partners with Vimond to extend their Software-as-a-Service offering with video-editing in the cloud and a complete OTT platform

Mediability, Scandinavia’s largest professional equipment provider and systems integrator, and Vimond, software company delivering online broadcast solutions, today announced a partnership to offer customers video editing in the cloud through Vimond IO and a complete platform for video content delivery and OTT services through the Vimond platform. With Vimond’s solutions in their portfolio, Mediability can now offer customers a complete platform for OTT management and distribution, as well as production tools for Live to VOD, browser-based clipping and video editing with Vimond IO. “Vimond is a company that aligns perfectly with Mediabillity and our offering for easy-to use tools for ...

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RecordTV selects MediaKind IRD to enable extensive coverage of 2019 Pan American Games

RecordTV selects MediaKind IRD to enable extensive coverage of 2019 Pan American Games Deployment of MediaKind’s RX8200 Advanced Modular Receiver enables RecordTV to upgrade its infrastructure to receive HEVC 4:2:2 encoded satellite signals RX8200 enables broadcasters to achieve optimal bandwidth efficiency gains, as well as feature-set of MPEG-4 AVC HD, 4:2:2, 10-bit 1080p50/60 for highest possible video quality Avicom Engenharia, MediaKind’s channel partner in Brazil, acted as the project’s system integrator

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Imagine Communications Upgrades Playout at Australia’s Largest Managed Media Services Provider, NPC Media

Bold collaborative commercial venture to be based on proven Imagine Communications IP technologies   AMSTERDAM, 13 September 2019 – Imagine Communications has been selected by NPC Media Pty Ltd, a venture formed between Australia’s largest commercial broadcasters, Seven (ASX:SWM) and Nine (ASX:NEC), to provide an extensive infrastructure upgrade of the National Playout Centre (NPC) in Sydney, Australia. The National Playout Centre was first established by Nine Network 10 years ago, and today provides playout facilities for more than 106 free-to-air broadcast channels. Already one of the largest and most innovative broadcast operations in the APAC region, the center relies on ...

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Imagine Offers Support for Legacy Equipment, Easing the Transition to the Software Future

MyCare an essential part of setting the pace for the IP transition by ensuring legacy equipment stays viable   AMSTERDAM, 13 September 2019 – As part of its commitment to provide continuing support for broadcasters and media companies at any point in the transition towards software-defined solutions, Imagine Communications is developing several new offerings. Across the industry and around the world, broadcasters rely heavily on aging equipment, which may be out of warranty and nearing end of life. As part of the Imagine Communications “your path, your pace” philosophy, MyCare provides continuing support for these legacy installations, assuring the quality ...

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Verizon Media simplifies streaming for partners with full Microsoft Azure integration

Streaming platform available to customers in beta on Azure for early access to premium features and capabilities  LOS ANGELES (September 13, 2019) – Verizon Media has announced that its streaming platform is now available on Microsoft Azure, ready for customers to use in beta. The integration means simplified workflows, global support and scale, and access to a range of Azure capabilities, including Azure Media Services : Video Indexer and Azure Blob Storage, enabling broadcasters and content providers to deliver the future of media today. The premium suite of features available with Verizon Media Streaming on Azure, simplifies every phase and ...

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India’s Network18 Standardizes on Grass Valley’s iTX Playout to Leverage Agile, Future-ready Operations

MONTREAL – 8:00 CET September 13 2019 – Network18, one of India’s largest media groups, has deployed Grass Valley‘s highly flexible and scalable iTX integrated playout platform to underpin the transition to a standardized playout model across all its facilities. The solution was chosen for its proven future-proof features, and enables the Mumbai-based company to manage and operate multiple playout channels – across multiple platforms – with greater scalability, flexibility and efficiency. Network18 operates a large mix of news and entertainment channels in addition to multiple digital products of the biggest names in media, such as News18 Network,  CNBC-TV18, CNN News18, Colors, MTV, Moneycontrol, ...

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ACCESS and EKT partner to simplify next-generation TV and video services

Amsterdam, 13 September 2019 − ACCESS CO., LTD and EKT today announced that they are extending their partnership to integrate the NetRange Application Store, a widely deployed Smart TV store with a worldwide catalogue of thousands of apps, to deliver next generation TV and OTT consumer experiences. The solution will make its debut on the EKT stand #1.D11 at IBC Show 2019 (13 -17 September, Amsterdam). In the TV Everywhere era, the key challenge for operators has been the user experience. Clunky interfaces, limited availability and electronic programme guides that take a long time to load are no longer appropriate ...

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Bluefish444 Announces KRONOS K8 is Now Shipping

Multi-channel 4K I/O for HDR, HFR for IMF/DCP, Broadcast Graphics and More North Melbourne, Australia, September 13, 2019 – Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards and mini converters, announces the KRONOS K8 video I/O card is now shipping. K8 supports eight independent channels for 2K/HD/SD and multi-channel 4K, high dynamic range and high frame-rate workflows, with eight 3G-capable HD-BNC connectors, four bypass relays, four internal keyers, and the same 12-bit processing that drives every Bluefish444 I/O card to ensure maximum video quality. Optional auxiliary connections can be ...

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Meet Frame.io v3.5 at IBC 2019

Frame.io debuts airtight security controls, advanced asset search capabilities, a new App Marketplace, and more features to make the most out of media. See it at the 2019 IBC Show. New York City, NY – September 12, 2019 –Frame.io, the world’s leading cloud-based video review and collaboration platform, debuts powerful new features today at the IBC Show. Packaged as Frame.io v3.5, it includes secure sharing via email with access control, advanced media asset search and filter capabilities, range-based comments, a redesigned iOS app, and a brand new App Marketplace to enable seamless workflow integrations. Real-time collaboration has become a staple ...

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Lectrosonics Adds Encryption to its Award-Winning Duet System via Firmware Update

Rio Rancho, NM – (September 10, 2019) – Lectrosonics is introducing new “X” firmware for the award-winning Duet IEM/IFB system which adds AES 256-bit CTR encryption. The addition of encryption is in response to customer demand for a data-secure version of the Duet for corporate, sports, and government client applications. Since analog IFB and IEM systems cannot be encrypted, this new additional feature makes the Duet system truly unique. The TRNG (True Random Number Generator) used for key generation passes all NIST SP 800-22 statistical tests for randomness. Four different encryption key policies are now available with the update, including ...

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EditShare Appoints Stuart McGeechan Vice President of Customer Success

From pre-planning and exceptional unboxing experience to building extensible workflows of the future, EditShare creates a world-class customer journey Boston, MA – September 12, 2019 – EditShare®, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, today announced the appointment of Stuart McGeechan to Vice President of Customer Success. Responsible for building high-performance teams and programs that amplify customer engagement and enablement, McGeechan will define EditShare’s customer success strategy with responsibility for training, support, and professional service teams. The McGeechan appointment, which is effective immediately, rounds out the EditShare leadership team and ...

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Call for Proposals Issued for 2020 HPA Tech Retreat

The Hollywood Professional Association has issued the call for proposals for the 2020 HPA Tech Retreat®, which marks the 25th anniversary of this unmissable event in media and entertainment technology.  The annual gathering of professionals from around the world who work at the intersection of technology and creative media is a perennial sell out. The main program, which is the most extensive portion of the HPA Tech Retreat, is determined by the proposals submitted during this process. Proposals will be accepted until Friday, October 25, 2019.  Also open now are submissions for the breakfast roundtables. This year, the HPA Tech Retreat ...

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Colorist Society International at IBC 2019

AMSTERDAM— The Colorist Society International (CSI) has a prominent presence at this week’s IBC gathering in Amsterdam. Among other things, the organization will take part in the convention’s first ACES User Group Day as CSI president Kevin Shaw leads a session on the impact of the new color management standard on color grading. The discussion will include best practices for ACES workflows across a variety of grading software and media distribution media. Scheduled for Monday, September 16 at 1pm in room G104, the event will be preceded by a discussion regarding ACES on-set, chaired by Mission head of color Pablo ...

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Tedial and Telefonica Announce Major Evolution MAM Upgrade Project with RTVE

Tedial and Telefonica Announce Major Evolution MAM Upgrade Project with RTVE Spain’s national broadcaster will migrate its entire Historical Archive to new Tedial Evolution MAM and will benefit from a fully automated MAM workflow IBC, Amsterdam, Stand 8.B44 – 11th September 2019– Tedial, the leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist, and Telefónica, one of the biggest telecommunications companies across the world, have announced that Spain’s national broadcaster Radio y Televisión Española (RTVE) has renewed its MAM technology contract. RTVE is currently immersed in a leading digital transformation process, which includes multiple technology advancement projects within its headquarters, that will allow ...

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