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Harmonic Brings New Efficiencies to Broadcast and OTT Service Delivery at Inter BEE 2018

Whether service providers are delivering traditional broadcast or video streaming offerings, they need to be more nimble, improve video quality and increase monetization. At Inter BEE 2018, Harmonic will demonstrate how its software-based approach for media processing, playout and delivery can be deployed in cloud and on-premises environments to increase agility and operational efficiencies, while driving superior-quality user experiences across all screens. “Being agile is a critical necessity for today’s content and service providers, given the speed with which technology and consumer viewing habits are changing,” said Tony Berthaud, vice president of sales, APAC at Harmonic. “At Inter BEE 2018, ...

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National TeleConsultants Joins AIMS to Support Standards‑Based IP Media Networks

GLENDALE, Calif. — Nov. 5, 2018 — National TeleConsultants (NTC) announced that it has joined the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), a nonprofit industry group working to foster the adoption of open standards for moving from SDI- to IP-based media networks. NTC provides strategic technology and operations consulting, engineering design, software development, and systems integration to the media and entertainment industry. Clients rely on NTC’s industry expertise to select, customize, develop, and deploy innovative advanced technology solutions. As such, the company has valuable information to contribute to help standards-based IP become a reality. AIMS comprises broadcast and media companies ...

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Ooyala and Google Cloud Collaborate to Revolutionize the Content Supply Chain for Media Owners

Powerful Alliance of Google Cloud Technologies and the Rapidly Embraced Ooyala Flex Media Platform Ooyala, a leader in content supply chain solutions for OTT, content production, and digital distribution, announced a collaboration with Google Cloud to leverage robust Google Cloud technologies for the cutting-edge Ooyala Flex Media Platform, which empowers media owners to automate their video workflows, expand their audiences and get content to market faster, and with greater flexibility and security. One of the world’s fastest growing content supply chain solutions being used by innovative content owners to simplify millions of video workflows, the Ooyala Flex Media Platform is ...

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Digital Anarchy Announces Immediate Availability of PowerSearch®; Intelligent Metadata Search for Adobe© Premiere Pro© Editors

    PowerSearch by Digital Anarchy Delivers Intelligent Metadata Search Capability in the Premiere Pro Timeline; Enables Key Word Searches to Precise Video Clips and Sequences Digital Anarchy(www.digitalanarchy.com) today announced the immediate availability of PowerSearch®, a new product for Adobe© Premiere Pro© editors that intelligently searches metadata within video clips using keyword searches to find specific instances of spoken words or terms in video clips and sequences. PowerSearch is included in Digital Anarchy’s Transcriptive Suite, the Company’s new family of intelligent transcript, search and collaboration tools for video production   PowerSearch, a Premiere Pro plugin from Digital Anarchy, is a ...

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RED Camera Users Purchase 136 Litepanels Gemini 2×1 Soft Panels Through Online Group Buy

LOS ANGELES — Nov. 1, 2018 — Litepanels today announced that RED camera users have purchased 136 Gemini 2×1 soft panels, along with countless Gemini accessories, through a coordinated group buy with the REDUSER.net online community. Travis Wears, a director of photography based in Kansas City, Missouri, had the daunting task of managing the group buy, a process that began when he received an introduction to Gemini in the Litepanels booth at the 2018 NAB Show. From there, Wears worked around the clock with REDUSER.net members to answer any questions about the product, pricing, and other factors. Established in 2016, ...

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National Broadcaster of Nepal Selects FOR-A for Full HD Upgrade

Tokyo, Japan, November 1, 2018 – Given a mandate from the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Nepal Television, the national broadcaster of Nepal, must fully upgrade to high-definition by January of next year – which also marks the broadcaster’s 34th anniversary. By January 31st 2019, Nepal Television will be running three HD studios, replacing all of its current equipment from SD to HD. As of that date, all new equipment must be installed and on-air so that Nepalese viewers can enjoy HDTV broadcasts from the country’s national broadcaster. The selection was made in October to work with FOR-A’s ...

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Lightworks 14.5 Makes its Bold Debut to the Creative World

Outstanding new editorial experience provides fluid and uninterrupted creative editing, grading and visual effects workflow from smartphone filmmaking to creating the next Hollywood blockbuster Basingstoke, UK — November 1, 2018 – EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its Lightworks non-linear editor (NLE) version 14.5 (Windows, Mac, and Linux) release offering over 70 new features and 500 improvements. Topping the list of sought-after creative capabilities for the Emmy award-winning NLE is support for popular smartphone and tablet formats and variable frame rates; a new comprehensive histogram and GPU precision options for ...

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LMG Adds Riedel’s Bolero and Artist to Rental Portfolio for Comprehensive, Integrated, and Reliable Communications

BURBANK, Calif. — Nov. 1, 2018 — The Show Technology division of LMG, a large U.S. provider of audiovisual equipment, solutions, and support, has added a Riedel Communications‘ Artist 64 digital matrix intercom frame and Bolero DECT-based wireless intercom to its rental equipment inventory. With a national reputation of going beyond technology to provide innovative audiovisual solutions, LMG will leverage the seamless integration of Bolero and Artist to deliver comprehensive and crystal-clear communications to productions of all sizes. LMG will deploy its initial purchase of 10 Bolero beltpacks in stand-alone mode for smaller live events and will integrate the wireless ...

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Czech TV Selects PHABRIX’s Qx 12G Rasterizer as a Central Solution in its 4K/UHD Test and Measurement Lab

PHABRIX, a worldwide leader in test and measurement solutions, is pleased to announce that Czech TV, the public television broadcaster in the Czech Republic, has chosen PHABRIX’s 4K UHD enabled Qx 12G test and measurement solution to verify UHDTV standards and test new 4K/UHD devices at its Prague HQ. PHABRIX’s authorized distributor, MST, supplied the system. Martin Dostál, Head of Engineering – Post Production Technologies, Czech TV, said, “The Qx was an obvious choice for us within our 4K post production workflow.  We investigated all potential competitive solutions but none of them were even close to the Qx, with its UHD feature set, ...

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Pixelogic Awarded Dolby Vision Facility Certification

Pixelogic, the innovative and fully integrated provider of localization and distribution services, has earned Dolby Vision™ Facility Certification. Pixelogic is also the first independent service provider to offer encoding services for Dolby Vision content destined for OTT platforms. The Dolby Vision Facility Certification, along with their Dolby AtmosÒ capabilities, will make Pixelogic the first media service company to provide end-to-end workflow solutions including mastering, packaging and QC for digital cinema, digital media, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and archive services in the industry-leading Dolby formats for HDR video and immersive audio all in one location. “We are delighted to see Pixelogic become ...

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Bexel On-Site for Wild-Card, Divisional Series, Championship Series and World Series Worldwide Telecasts

Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, provided a host of equipment and engineering support for 5 games of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers, at Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium, respectively. Bexel was again called upon for the eighth consecutive year to support the Post Season for MLB Network, starting with the Wild-Card and Division Series with 10 Panasonic AJ-PX270 handheld AVC-ULTRA HD camcorders to cover its press kit needs. Eight AJA KUMO 32×32 HD-SDI routers were chosen for signal distribution to ensure the highest signal quality and powerful signal control. For the Championship ...

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Grass Valley and Gearhouse Help Make History With Australia’s First 4K UHD Live Broadcast

MONTREAL – 8:00 AEDT October 30, 2018 – Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Gearhouse Broadcast partnered to deliver Australia’s first 4K UHD live broadcast. All six hours of 4K UHD content from the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 for supercars – the country’s annual, premier touring car event – were broadcast live without any advertising breaks.   The 1,000-kilometer race was televised on Foxtel’s newly launched channel 444, with routing and monitoring completed via FOX SPORTS Australia, and the live outside broadcast (OB) production handled by Gearhouse. Grass Valley’s market leading solutions formed the heart of the live production infrastructure ...

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axle ai Gear is a Mac mini-based Video Powerhouse

Complete system streamlines video production with AI-based tagging, search, transcoding and workflow automation. Boston – Continuing to address the largely unmet need for advanced video management tools for small to mid-sized teams, axle ai, Inc. announces the launch of axle ai Gear™, an integrated system that combines new Apple Mac mini computing power with axle ai’s browser-based, AI-capable media management, workflow and transcode software. True to the company’s ‘Radically Simple’ philosophy, axle ai Gear combines state-of-the art auto-tagging and search with graphical workflow and transcoding tools designed for ease of use and broad accessibility. Apple’s new Mac mini represents a ...

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Equality, Like Great Movies, Requires Attention to All of the Details

“I was waiting for the universe to dispense some justice but sometimes the universe is just too damn slow. The effects of putting Nair in someone’s styling gel, however, only take a few minutes.” – Murphy, “Murphy Brown,” Warner Bros., 1988     We seldom research and rehearse when we go to a professional luncheon but for this year’s SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) WIP (Women in Post) luncheon, we studied harder than we did for our master’s degree.   No not to justify the way things are but to have some facts at my fingertips that ...

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LYNX Technik Promotes David Holloway to Lead EMEA Technical Sales & Support Team

LYNX Technik AG®, provider of modular interfaces for broadcast and professional AV signal processing applications, announces changes in its sales team with the promotion of David Holloway to the role of Director of Sales, EMEA. This appointment marks LYNX Technik’s commitment to its existing and new customer base, including its global distribution and technology partners. Most recently, Dave served as LYNX Technik’s UK Sales Manager as well as Technical Sales Manager for Eastern Europe, Russia and the Middle East. In his new role, he will extend his focus to the entire European and MEA region, leveraging experience from his previous ...

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Insight TV‘s Immersive 4K UHD Content Available to Stream on Windows Devices

Insight TV, the world’s leading UHD 4K broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, has announced that its 4K UHD content is now available to stream on all Universal Windows Platform (UWP) devices. Insight TV has made its content available to Windows* users by creating a sophisticated Windows Store Application and optimized for the latest Intel® Core™ processors. This latest announcement further highlights the channel’s commitment to viewers around the world, developing sophisticated technology that enables more eyeballs with a simple to use interface. The app will deliver an optimum viewing experience on Windows devices, delivering a true 4K UHD ...

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Discover the Real Action Heroes with Insight TV this November

Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD broadcaster and producer of native UHD content in action sports, entertainment and lifestyle, is celebrating “Real Action Heroes” with the launch of four NEW adrenaline-filled shows in November. A Monster Energy collaboration, “Born To” is a series of 13 life-affirming short films, which tell emotionally-charged stories of talented and successful athletes at the top of their game. Each episode of this stunningly visual show will follow the personal story of triumph over defeat, highlighting the individual’s passion, drive and motivation. The series includes the story of Sweden’s Emma Dahlstrom, a free style skier ...

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The Box Plus Network signs with Globecast to increase DTH distribution efficiency

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has announced that leading UK music channel broadcaster The Box Plus Network has signed a multi-year UK DTH distribution deal. The Box Plus Network, a Bauer Media/Channel 4 joint venture, broadcasts music and entertainment channel 4Music and six music TV channels: The Box, Box Upfront, Box Hits, Kiss, Magic and Kerrang! These are all carried on the Sky and Virgin Media TV platforms as part of the basic tier package with 4Music also on Freeview. Box Plus wanted to optimize its transponder use on Astra 2G, taking advantage of the latest encoding capabilities ...

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