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Global News Agency Ruptly Relies on Riedel’s MediorNet and Artist on Board New OB and DSNG Vehicles

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Dec. 13, 2018 — RiedelXCHARXs MediorNet real-time media network and Artist digital matrix intercom are providing the decentralized and redundant signal routing and communications backbone on board two all-new, state-of-the-art OB vehicles for Ruptly, a Berlin-based international news agency. Qvest Media, a world-leading system architect and integrator for the broadcast and media industries, designed and built the new broadcast van and DSNG vehicle. RuptlyXCHARXs new production vehicles feature an innovative and lightweight body design, developed by Qvest in close cooperation with partner Carrosserie Akkermans. Despite their compact dimensions, the two vans offer state-of-the-art equipment optimized for high-quality ...

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More than 55 of the 2018 Fall Television and Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design

Fremont, CA XCHARX December 13, 2018 XCHARX Blackmagic Design today announced that the company’s production and post products are being used to complete many of the fall 2018 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 55 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors and capture and playback devices. Growing on the more than 40 fall TV shows announced in 2017, the 2018 shows, such as “Charmed,” “The ...

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW: LiveU Solo

In today’s product overview, Troy checks out LiveU’s “Solo” device. The LiveU Solo video encoder offers one-touch, wireless live streaming,

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China’s CCTV Looks to Grass Valley for End-to-End Production Solution to Power its Transition to 4K UHD and IP

MONTREAL – 8:00 HKT DECEMBER 12, 2018 – China Central Television (CCTV), the predominant state television broadcaster in the People’s Republic of China, with more than one billion viewers, has selected Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to power its transition to 4K UHD with leading-edge IP infrastructure and workflows. CCTV now benefits from an end-to-end 4K UHD IP-equipped studio that supports production and playout for its wide array of free-to-air and paid channels. Hou Jia, team leader of the E16 technical crew, CCTV, said: “It was imperative for us that the transition to 4K UHD be as smooth as possible with minimal disruption ...

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Ncam strengthens AR management team with industry leaders Ventre and Dair

Ncam Technologies, the leading developer of real-time augmented reality technology for the media and entertainment industries, today announced the addition of two well-known industry names to the senior team as the company continues its global growth strategy. Phil Ventre takes the role of VP Sports and Broadcast, while Ben Dair joins the company as Head of Product Management. Phil Ventre’s considerable industry experience spans across sales, marketing, business development, partner and channel management, and project management, working for such names as Apple, Avid, Ross Video and most recently AE Graphics. As Ncam’s VP Sports and Broadcast, Phil will lead the global business development and ...

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Riedel at the 2019 NAMM Show

At the 2019 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, Riedel Communications will showcase its latest innovations in real-time signal distribution and networking solutions for live performance and broadcast. Riedel solutions — including the Artist digital matrix intercom and Bolero wireless intercom system in both integrated and standalone deployments — will be in real-world use supporting the Grand Plaza Stage, Taylor Booth stage, and the Arena Stage during NAMM. NEW: Bolero Standalone Wireless Intercom System Riedel will feature its all-new Bolero Standalone Application, a license-enabled upgrade for the companyXCHARXs category-defining Bolero wireless intercom system that delivers several performance enhancements along with standalone ...

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HarmonicXCHARXs CableOS Solution Powers DOCSIS 3.1 Upgrade and New Gigabit Data Service for Hilliary Communications

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dec. 11, 2018 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Hilliary Communications, a leading provider of broadband, digital cable TV and telephone services in Oklahoma, has deployed HarmonicXCHARXs CableOS™ virtualized cable access solution to upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1 and create a new 1 Gigabit service tier, while overcoming the space, power and operational complexity constraints associated with the previously deployed legacy hardware solution. The industryXCHARXs first fully virtualized Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS), HarmonicXCHARXs CableOS provides Hilliary Communications with a flexible, scalable and cost-effective cable access solution that enables delivery of cutting-edge internet and streaming video ...

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MOG and Panasonic together on 4K Workflows

[Portugal, 10 December 2018] MOG Technologies, the worldwide supplier of end-to-end solutions for professional media today announces to join Panasonic “4K Workflows Partners”. MOG had been collaborating with Panasonic since its first steps back in 2007. The company is a P2, and AVC-Ultra Partner due to the developments made both on its MXF media libraries and mxfSPEEDRAIL central ingest system on the last decade. Being a pioneer on the support for Panasonic devices and codecs, the formalization on the “4K Workflows” partnership level was a natural step. Currently, both mxfSPEEDRAIL and SKYWATCH systems are supporting the VariCam 4K workflow, including ...

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Marshall Electronics Compact Broadcast POV Cameras Bring Viewers Up Close and Personal to University of Florida Sports Telecasts

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, DECEMBER 11, 2018 – As the remote broadcast coordinator at the University of Florida (UF), Kyle Monroe and his Gator colleagues engineer and produce all of the ESPN/SEC Network and the GatorVision VideoBoard broadcasts for many of the school’s Division I sports, including men’s and women’s basketball, football, baseball, softball, volleyball, gymnastics, soccer and lacrosse. In an effort to bring viewers closer than ever to the action and provide angles never before attainable, the University turned to the CV343-CSB and CV502-WPMB compact broadcast POV cameras, and CV-RCP-100 camera controller from Marshall Electronics. Working out of control rooms located ...

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DP Eric Koretz Uses Micro Studio Camera 4K on New Keanu Reeves Film Siberia

Fremont, CA XCHARX December 11, 2018 XCHARX Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Eric Koretz used a Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder while shooting the new film “Siberia.” Koretz also used DaVinci Resolve Studio and a DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel on set to develop various looks while shooting. “Siberia” stars Keanu Reeves as Lucas Hill, an American diamond trader who travels to Siberia after his partner goes missing in the midst of a big deal. While dealing with an impatient buyer (Pasha D. Lychnikoff), Lucas searches for the missing diamonds and finds an unexpected love affair with a local cafe owner (Ana Ularu) even though his wife (Molly Ringwald) is at home. For the ...

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Leading Japanese video transmission company picks Nevion Virtuoso for 4K/UHD broadcast contribution

Oslo, Norway, 11 December 2018 – Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, today announced that a leading Japan-based global video transmission company (which cannot be named for commercial reasons), has chosen Nevion’s software-defined media node, Virtuoso, for 4K/UHD broadcast contribution with TICO encoding. Initially, Virtuoso is used by the company to transport signals over legacy dark fiber, with a migration to IP expected in the future. Japan introduced new 4K satellite services on December 1st, 2018. As a result, this video transmission company needed a solution to transmit 4K/UHD signals from sports and entertainment venues across the country ...

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SubtitleNEXT is Tool of Choice for European School of Translation’s audio-visual courses –

PBT EU and EST partner to provide the best learning opportunities to subtitling professionals of the future When professionals with a passion meet, they share ideas that spark innovation. This happened recently at The Languages & The Media 2018 Conference in Berlin, when Valeria Cervetti, head teacher and director of the Audio-visual Translation courses at the European School of Translation (EST) met PBT EU’s Sales and Product Specialist Maria Markovska. Valeria was looking for a user-friendly, reliable and professional software tool for her subtitling students, an application that could help them take their first steps, and then ...

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Product Enhancements Deliver More Than 150% Q3 Sales Growth for Grass Valley’s sQ Server

MONTREAL – 8:00 EST DECEMBER 10, 2018 – Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced that Q3 sales of its sQ 1000 Series Media Servers have seen a 155 percent year-on-year increase. This uptick is backed by a strong development roadmap, including integration of the sQ server with the GV STRATUS video production and management system in early 2019. The sQ server lies at the heart of the company’s LiveTouch solution, which is quickly becoming the replay and highlights system of choice for live sports production. It delivers unmatched total cost of ownership and extended coverage to UHD and HDR content. “The sQ server is highly valued ...

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LiveU 2018 ‘State of Live’ Report: HEVC Now Represents 25% of Worldwide Traffic

LiveU’s annual ‘State of Live’ report has confirmed the growing adoption of the HEVC protocol as the industry standard with 25% of LiveU-generated traffic now HEVC-encoded. These figures reflect the increasing demand for professional-grade video quality, a trend most evident at this summer’s FIFA World Cup™ in Russia. Live transmission hours have increased overall over the past year with over 2.2 million hours of live video delivered in 2018, representing a 55% surge in hours compared to 2017. These findings, collected for the second year, are based on data gathered from LiveU’s global customer base of 3,000+ users. The adoption ...

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RCF GROUP ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF DPA MICROPHONES

RCF Group, one of the fastest growing organizations in the Pro Audio market, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of DPA Microphones A/S (“DPA”) from The Riverside Company. DPA, based in Allerod, Denmark, is the #1 premium brand in the high-end professional audio microphone market for the live, broadcast, theatre and studio end-user segments and is known as the undisputed quality leader in the industry, continuously pushing the boundaries with regards to performance and durability. RCF Group, with Headquarters in Italy and branches in the USA and Europe, operates under the companies RCF, AEB Industriale ...

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FilmLight Case Study: Mining the archives for First Man

The movie First Man dramatises the story of Neil Armstrong’s famous giant leap for mankind. To give it a strong sense of authenticity, Director Damien Chazelle approached NASA to see if there was any archive footage from the Apollo era. The good news was that NASA offered complete access to their archive material and there was plenty of footage from which to choose. For the Apollo 11 launch they had multiple cameras capturing different engineering details of the Saturn V from different angles. The bad news was that it was in a unique format: an obsolete 10-perf 70mm military ...

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Alpha TV Migrates to HD with Imagine Communications

Highly resilient system meets customer expectations and lays a path for the future [MUNICH, December 10, 2018] – Imagine Communications has implemented a new multichannel playout centre for Alpha TV in Athens. This new installation gives Alpha TV the ability to meet its viewers’ demand for HD on all channels, and builds a platform for future growth plans. It also ensures business continuity by providing full redundancy, eliminating the risk of any channel going off air. The new system, designed and installed in association with local systems integrator AmyDV, is space-saving and energy-efficient, making a real difference to the broadcaster ...

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Telestream Opens New East Coast Headquarters

Westwood, Massachusetts, December 10, 2018 – Telestream, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the opening of its new East Coast Headquarters in Westwood, Massachusetts. Located at 247 Station Drive, the 22,000 square foot facility features a state-of-the-art customer experience center and provides bright and modern offices with access to an onsite cafeteria and gym for Telestream’s fast growing employee community. With direct access from 128/I XCHARX 95 and directly adjacent to the 128 Commuter Rail/Amtrak Station and Acela, the Station Drive facility provides easy access to ...

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