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TSL Products Supports U.S. SMPTE Chapter Student Recruitment Program

Washington, D.C. – November 7, 2018 – TSL Products is joining the initiative to inspire young professionals to consider broadcast engineering as an exciting career opportunity. In conjunction with Washington D.C.’s SMPTE chapter of media and broadcast engineers, TSL Products will join other industry leaders at “Media Forward,” an event held on November 8 to address a large group of students in the United States capitol region about career development, technology areas of growth in the marketplace and to provide first-hand experiences and advice on how to spot and land career opportunities within the media and broadcast sectors. The North ...

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Sound Lounge Film + Television Sound Artists to Speak at DOC NYC

NEW YORK—Supervising Sound Editors/Re-Recording Mixers Steve “Major” Giammaria and Evan Benjamin from Sound Lounge’s Film + Television division will share their insights into documentary sound at the DOC NYC PRO Conference, held in conjunction with the DOC NYC film festival. Giammaria and Benjamin will take part in a panel discussion titled Post-Sound: What You See is What You Hear, included in the conference’s Post Production Secrets track. The event is scheduled for November 13th at 10:45 a.m. Other panelists will include Director Rachel Shuman and SIM International’s Keith Hodne. Writer-director Ian Harnarine will moderate. Giammaria will discuss his work on documentaries ...

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IMT Vislink and SpacePath Co-Exhibit at AfricaCom 2018

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, NOVEMBER 7, 2018 – xG® Technology, Inc. (“xG”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), whose brands are recognized as the global leaders in live video communications in the broadcast, military and government markets, announces that its IMT Vislink business is co-exhibiting with SpacePath at AfricaCom (Hall 4, Stand F21), the biggest and most influential technology and telecoms event on the continent. IMT Vislink is displaying its Advent MSAT-120 satellite video and data terminal and ViewBack low latency dual channel diversity receiver-decoder, while SpacePath is exhibiting a range of high-power (HPAs) and low-power solid state power amplifiers (SSPA/SSPBs). “AfricaCom brings ...

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EditShare Media Solutions Power New LG U+ Entertainment Offering “The Show”

LG U+ launches exclusive, real-time omni-view experience with EditShare solutions, giving viewers new angles and OTT options Basingstoke, UK — November 7, 2018 – EditShare a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that the South Korean based global electronics telco and IPTV powerhouse LG U+ has selected EditShare solutions to produce and distribute the highly popular SBS Medianet music program, “The Show”, to its valued subscribers. The advanced EditShare architecture is designed to support the unique LG U+ “omni-view” experience, offering LG U+ subscribers new camera angles not available on traditional TV or OTT viewing options. ...

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Mike Sowa Joins FotoKem as Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist

Respected industry veteran Mike Sowa joined FotoKem as Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist this week. With a focus on serving the creative community, the move emphasizes FotoKem’s consistent commitment to expanding its artistic offerings. The talented colorist brings over 25 years of experience to his new role, illustrated by an impressive resume that includes stints at Modern Video Film, Universal High Def Center and engagements at other major facilities in Hollywood, including LaserPacific and Technicolor. His past work includes “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “The Jungle Book,” “Oblivion,” “Home of the Brave,” and “The Other Side of the Wind.” Sowa is an associate ...

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TVS Cable Deploys DOCSIS 3.1 Broadband Offering with Harmonic’s CableOS™ Virtualized Cable Access Solution

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 6, 2018 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that TVS Cable, a leading regional cable operator headquartered in Kentucky, has deployed Harmonic‘s CableOS™ virtualized cable access solution for new DOCSIS 3.1 broadband services. The industry’s first software-based Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS), Harmonic‘s CableOS solution enables TVS Cable to provide gigabit internet speeds while overcoming space, power and legacy-hardware complexity constraints. “Prior to deploying CableOS, we were running seven CMTSs over 1,100 miles of plant space. It was complex and expensive to manage so many different devices, IP pools and hardware types,” said David Thacker, ...

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MX1 Joins DPP and Will Bring Media Expertise to Technology Leaders’ Briefing 2018

Nov. 6, 2018 — MX1, a global solution provider of media services, announced today that it has joined the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) business change network and will participate in the DPP Technology Leaders’ Briefing 2018, taking place Nov. 6 in London. Through its attendance, MX1 will add its unique insights to an event that seeks to provide a diverse and influential range of broadcasters, content owners, and service providers with the most technologically and commercially relevant snapshot of where the industry is heading in the coming months. “The DPP Technology Leaders’ Briefing is a great opportunity for us to ...

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64 Audio Launches Three All-New Custom In-Ear Monitors; Now Shipping

The Cost Effective and Customizable A6t, A4t, and A3e In-Ear Monitors Are Now Available at 64audio.com and 64 Audio Retailers   VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. 6, 2018 – 64 Audio, the leader in custom and universal fit in-ear monitors, is proud to announce the launch of three new custom models for musicians and audiophiles. The A6t (MSRP: $1,299), A4t (MSRP: $999), both of which feature 64 Audio’s new patent-pending tubeless tiaTM technology, and A3e (MSRP: $699) are now available at 64audio.com and authorized retailers. “Each model has a unique sound signature, allowing musicians and audiophiles to choose a model that caters ...

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Media Links Addresses IP Video Routing, 4K/UHD Transport, Remote Production at InterBee 2018

New IP Media Transmission Solutions Create a Seamless Network Infrastructure for Broadcast Content Delivery across LAN & WAN Networks At InterBee 2018, stand 3.3309, Media Links, manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology will address a number of key applications including IP Video Routing, 4K/UHD transmission and Remote Production. The company will introduce its latest 4K/UHD video transport & 100G switching solutions that offer the integral technology and functionality for these types of workflows to be successfully implemented. IP Video Routing As part of the IP Video Routing (IP-VR) application being showcased at InterBee, Media Links is debuting ...

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RTW to Present Speech Intelligibility Technology at Tonmeistertagung 2018

COLOGNE, GERMANY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, will showcase its new speech intelligibility technology as well as its new Version 7 software for its TouchMonitor series at Tonmeistertagung 2018 (Stand 1-03). Developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT) in Oldenburg and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), RTW’s new speech intelligibility research technology provides real-time audio analysis of film and TV dialogues. This new technology addresses the problem that many ...

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National Film and Television School Achieves Consistent Mix Levels with NUGEN Audio’s Loudness Toolkit

BEACONSFIELD, UK, NOVEMBER 6, 2018 – The acclaimed National Film and Television School (NFTS) has trained some of the most successful creative minds in the industry today. One of the world’s leading film, TV and game sound design schools, NFTS provides industry leading, practical tuition across its postgraduate courses including sound design and composing. The NFTS emphasizes story telling while using real-world production facilities. NFTS relies on NUGEN Audio’s Loudness Toolkit (VisLM, ISL and LM-Correct) to help educate students to have an organic relationship with sound and deliver mixes in compliance with today’s various output formats. “We don’t want to ...

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Fall Out Boy’s MANIA World Tour Uses Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and URSA Broadcast

Fremont, CA – November 6, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that the live production workflow for Grammy nominated American rock band Fall Out Boy’s worldwide MANIA tour was upgraded to include its Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, URSA Broadcast and ATEM Camera Control Panel. The tour also used a full AV workflow of additional Blackmagic Design products. Since bursting onto the scene in 2005 with the hit single, “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” Fall Out Boy has been topping the charts with hit songs like “Dance, Dance,” “Centuries,” and “Uma Thurman.” The band released its latest album MANIA earlier this year, and ...

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VITEC Exhibits Award-Winning Sports IPTV & Digital Signage Platform at Soccerex USA 2018

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Nov. 5, 2018 — VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced it will showcase its award-winning EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Solution for Sports Venues at Soccerex USA 2018, Nov. 15-16 at Marlins Park in Miami. The easy-to-deploy solution simplifies management of game-day IPTV, digital signage, and video wall content, delivering captivating, high-quality video streams (up to 4K) that not only engage fans without adding engineering overhead, but also generate untapped revenue opportunities. “The next few years will be pivotal for soccer franchises in North America as they prep their ...

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PRO TV Romania Extends Calrec Relationship Acquiring Two Artemis Consoles

HEBDEN BRIDGE, UK, NOVEMBER 6, 2018 – PRO TV, the leading TV station in Romania, has strengthened its collaboration with Calrec following its latest acquisition of two Artemis Light audio consoles. The new consoles are an upgrade from Calrec’s Sigma and Omega legacy desks. This equipment will be used both for PRO TV’s daytime show productions as well as for sports transmissions.   “Choosing the Artemis Light consoles was an easy decision for us given our 12 faultless years of experience with the Sigma and Omega consoles, and our in-depth knowledge of Calrec’s console architecture. Artemis Light is a powerful ...

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Magewell Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus for NDI

Magewell Announces Feature-Packed, Plug-and-Play 4K SDI-to-NDI® Converter

November 6, 2018 — Nanjing, China: Magewell today introduced the second member in its Pro Convert family of standalone hardware devices for bringing traditional video signals into live, IP-based broadcast and AV infrastructures using NewTek’s royalty-free NDI® technology. The new Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus encoder converts SDI input signals up to 4K Ultra HD into full-bandwidth NDI streams with extremely low latency, enabling users to effortlessly connect SDI-equipped sources to NDI-enabled media networks, devices and applications. “We received tremendous response to the launch of our first Pro Convert model at the IBC Show, and we’re excited to expand the ...

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MOBILE VIDEO CONSUMPTION SURGES AGAIN IN Q2, WITH MASSIVE UPTICK LOOMING FOR Q3

Implications For Linear Vs. Mobile Viewing Captured in Recent Doubling of NFL Viewers on Mobile Devices while Linear Viewing Declines Report Highlights: Smartphone-only video starts topped 50% globally for the first time, a 13.2% year-over-year change and the largest in five quarters Mobile-video plays (including tablets) grew 9.8% globally year-over-year in Q2, following slowdown in Q1 For the second time, mobile video (including tablets) starts exceeded 60% Total time watching long-form on smartphones topped 75% in North America Recent NFL report shows 65% viewing increase on digital devices over past year and a 147% 2018 season boom in smartphone NFL content ...

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MOD Shifts into “Sicko Mode

Boutique VFX studio delivers big-time effects for artist Travis Scott’s eye-popping video. ATLANTA—In a tour de force effort, boutique visual effects studio MOD teamed with director Dave Meyers for Sicko Mode, the trippy, new music video from artist Travis Scott, featuring Drake. Led by creative director/VFX supervisor Les Umberger, MOD produced nearly 200 visual effects shots in a month for the video, a surreal tribute to Scott’s hometown of Houston. Drawn from Scott’s album Astroworld, Sicko Mode unleashes a whirlwind of hypnotic visuals, ranging from colorfully stylized renderings of Houston streets (caused by a solar eclipse) to a scene of ...

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Sigma Ships Its 105mm T1.5 Full-Frame Cine Lens

Ronkonkoma, NY – November 5, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced pricing and availability of the latest addition to its Cine lineup of FF High Speed Prime lenses. Sigma 105mm T1.5 FF is available today through the Sigma global dealer network for $4,999 USD. Key Features and Benefits · Bright T1.5 Cine lens · Compatible with full-frame camera sensors · Optimized for ultra-high-resolution 6K-8K productions · 180-degree focus rotation · Available in EF, E & PL mounts with lens support foot and cap included About Sigma Cine FF High Speed Prime Lenses ...

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