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Friend MTS launches ASiD OTT third generation, ultra-robust watermarking and global monitoring for 4K/UHD & HDR

Enhanced protection against video-domain attacks & OTT player interference Birmingham, UK – August 30, 2018 – Friend MTS, the Emmy Award winning content and revenue protection specialist, today announced the launch of ASiD OTT, which combines third generation, ultra-robust subscriber-level watermarking with global content monitoring. It delivers highly responsive security for the latest 4K/UHD and HDR content, as well as HD/SD channels, by stopping content theft in just minutes. ASiD OTT protects live and on-demand content, and its invisibility and speed of response makes it ideal for premium live sports and entertainment. Friend MTS’ third generation of subscriber-level watermarking offers ...

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Bluefish444 Announces Ross Video XPression Support for Epoch Range

Real-time broadcast graphics workflow with XPression 8.5 and Epoch | 4K Neutron North Melbourne, Australia, August 30, 2018 – 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 new support for Bluefish444 Epoch video cards with Ross Video XPression’s upcoming version 8.5 release. Ross Video XPression is the fastest growing real-time motion graphics generation system in the industry today. With lightning-quick access to content with no input lag between keypress and response, clean easy to use interfaces, and allowing for full scalability depending on requirements, XPression ...

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MX1 at IBC2018

Media companies today need to work faster, reduce operational costs, and offer more advanced features than the competition. Providing the ultimate viewer experience is the ultimate goal in the media environment, and that means having both live and VOD content available on every screen. At IBC2018, MX1 will demonstrate new capabilities and workflow enhancements of its MX1 360 platform. MX1 360 is the company’s unified media platform for managing and delivering linear and nonlinear content to any broadcast, VOD, or OTT platform. This powerful, next-generation platform enables broadcasters and service providers to offer a full range of end-to-end services, as ...

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Capital of Media Installs PMC’s MB2S Monitors

When radio imaging company Capital of Media moved into a new two-studio premises near Hilversum, there was only one choice of monitors for the new rooms, and that was PMC. “I fell in love with PMC monitors about 10 years ago because they deliver such a great, honest sound,” says company owner Anthony Timmers. “Back then, out studio was a lot smaller and we had PMC DB1S speakers because these suited the size of the room. However, when we moved to our new premises, Pinna Acoustics designed and built a large main studio with a vocal booth and a smaller ...

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cineSync 4.1.5 released by Cospective, developers of interactive video review software

A major new update has launched for Academy Award-winning video review tool cineSync, revolving around File Sequence Playback and UX development. cineSync 4.1.5  features a host of functionality improvements, particularly around integrations with production tracking solutions ftrack and Shotgun. But Cospective’s biggest update comes in the form of File Sequence Playback. In cineSync 4.1.5 (and later), multiple clips can be played back as a single continuous File Sequence. cineSync 4.1.5 is available today. You can start enjoying the improvements, listed below, right now. Download it here. File Sequence Playback Creating a File Sequence will create an additional “movie” in your ...

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Boxx TV To Make Cinec Debut

Boxx TV, a leading supplier of innovative digital microwave solutions to the broadcast industry, today announced that it is to exhibit at Cinec 2018 for the first time. Taking place at the MOC Events Center in Munich from 22-24 September 2018, Boxx TV will demonstrate its new Atom and Atom Lite systems to visitors at the show in Hall 3, Stand D23. The Boxx Atom system provides a high performance HD wireless solution with an uncapped range in a small and lightweight form factor. New for Cinec 2018, the Atom range now includes timecode and record trigger on all systems ...

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IBC 2018 (O.E02 / 8.D74) – Broadcast Solutions Moves to the Future with New Broadcast Experience Center and Product Developments

At IBC 2018, stand O.E02 and 8.D74, Broadcast Solutions, one of Europe’s biggest system integrators, will display its full system integration portfolio and new product developments, highlighting the company’ s vision of the future broadcast and media industry. As a tradition, the company occupies the largest outdoor stand (O.E02) of the show, which will be the major networking point for all visitors interested in future-proof technologies and solutions for broadcast and media environments. One example of the company’s expertise and abilities, a 16 camera HDR/UHD OB Van and built for Polish broadcasting company Ekstraklasa Livepark will be on-site. Together with ...

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ATEME at IBC2018: All Codec, Machine Learning, Full IP Video Delivery Orchestration

ATEME (stand 1.D71), the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for Broadcast, Cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT will be demonstrating its latest innovations for optimizing video delivery on any screen. Here’s a summary of what visitors to the ATEME stand can expect: Technology Leadership: ATEME will be demonstrating its improvements to video quality across all codecs: MPEG-2, H.264, HEVC and in AV1, the 100% royalty-free codec, all part of the already-in-production TITAN video solution. In addition, ATEME will be showcasing how his Content Adaptive Streaming® algorithm using Machine Learning can be applied to video quality and bandwidth savings – without ...

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The Real Market for VR/AR … Right Now

    “If you are not listening carefully, you will miss things. Important things. I will not pause, I will not repeat myself, and you will not interrupt me.” – Alan Turing, “The Imitation Game,” Black Bear Pictures, 2014     2015 was the year virtual reality (VR) finally shed its niche status.   2016 was the year that VR made inroads into mainstream life.   2017 was the year VR and AR (augmented reality) finally joined forces.   2018 is the year VR/AR/MR (mixed reality) is ready for the masses.   By 2022, the VR/AR/MR industry should surpass $200B. ...

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Nadus Films Travels the World’s Tough Terrain with Lectrosonics for their Socially Conscious Films

Louisville, KY (August 29, 2018) – Global film company, Nadus Films, works with socially responsible companies and nonprofit mission-driven organizations to film scripted and non-scripted work, ranging from promotional material and short film to feature films and TV Series. To capture the authentic and unique voice in each of their films, Nadus makes use of Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless Technology, including LT Series Transmitters and LR Receivers, which they use with the LectroRM App and LT Battery Eliminator. Founded in 2005 by Coury Deeb, Nadus Films represents Sudan spelled backward. The film company began after the founder heard a lecture ...

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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Host Panel on Storage for 4K and Beyond at September Meeting

LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, will review emerging storage and workflow solutions for 4K postproduction at its monthly meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Hollywood. Representatives from Walt Disney Studios, Mellanox Technologies, ATTO Technology, and ROUSH Media will address challenges postproduction operations face with the advent of data-intensive media formats such as 4K/8K, high-dynamic-range (HDR), high-frame-rate (HFR) and RAW. They will discuss whether facilities should invest in costly fiber channel infrastructures or move storage to an ...

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Batter Up! CRAS Students Train with Live FOX SPORTS Audio/Video Feed During Arizona Diamondbacks Games

image caption: Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame member and FOX Sports senior mixer and consultant Fred Aldous assisting Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) students and staff during a three-game Arizona Diamondbacks home stand versus the Seattle Mariners Aug. 24-26 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. Phoenix, Ariz., August 29, 2018 – The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, is proud to announce that its students recently had the opportunity to practice mixing live audio and video feeds from FOX SPORTS in the school’s 42-ft. remote-production mobile broadcast trailer during ...

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L’espace Vision Uses 71 HyperDeck Studio Pros For Recording Concert by NEWS

Fremont, CA — August 29, 2018 – Blackmagic Design announced today L’espace Vision used HyperDeck Studio Pro and Smart Videohub routers for recording a recent concert by the famous Japanese music group, NEWS. The concert, held at the Saitama Super Arena, was captured using Blackmagic Design’s recording and routing products. L’espace Vision is a post production company specializing in films, TV commercials and music videos. In recent years they have grown to also provide wider services, including film productions and recording projects. L’espace Vision was in charge of recording the concert by NEWS. Various camera feeds from around the venue went to a van equipped with the HyperDeck Studio Pros, where the feeds were recorded and monitored. There ...

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FileCatalyst to Showcase New Updates and Pricing Models at IBC2018

Ottawa, ON – FileCatalyst, an Emmy® award-winning pioneer in managed file transfers and a world-leading accelerated file transfer solution, will be exhibiting their entire fast file transfer solution suite, as well as announce new consumption-based pricing models, at IBC2018 (booth 7.C08) from September 14-18 at the RAI in Amsterdam. IBC, the world’s most influential media, entertainment, and technology show, is the principal event for the media and broadcast industry. It continues to grow and strengthen, attracting more than 57,000 attendees from more than 170 countries. FileCatalyst has been an IBC exhibitor since 2006 and is excited to be exhibiting again ...

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Smarter, Faster, Simpler: Harmonic Brings a Bold Approach to Video Streaming at IBC2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 29, 2018 — At IBC2018, Sept. 14-18 in Amsterdam, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) will demonstrate how its software-defined and SaaS solutions are changing the face of OTT and next-gen TV delivery, driving better-quality video experiences on every screen. Embracing Harmonic’s smarter, faster and simpler software-centric approach for video delivery, broadcasters, content owners and service providers can increase their business agility, launching services faster and more reliably. “The media and broadcast industries are evolving at a rapid pace as operators need to deliver higher quality of experiences, reach more screen types, and increase monetization. Having a scalable, ...

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Micro Studio Camera 4K Used for 4K VR Live Streaming of Jazztronik Concert

Fremont, CA — August 29, 2018 – Blackmagic Design announced today that Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist were used for 4K VR live streaming of a Jazztronik concert at Billboard Live Tokyo. The concert was streamed on YouTube and viewers could feel as though they were inside the concert venue by wearing a head mounted display. The 4K VR live stream was organized by Kadinche, a developer of VR and AR solutions technologies, software development and web design. Jazztronik, the music group who performed for the concert, is part of the Japanese company Styrism. Takayuki Morinaka, CEO of Styrism, said, “It was the first time for us to hold a live streaming concert. Of course it is ...

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IBC 2018: TVU Networks Unveils Innovative Cloud-based, Multi-Camera Production Solution

TVU Producer enables anyone, anywhere to produce professional multi-camera video for output to web and social media platforms  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – August 29, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that it will debut TVU Producer, its powerful cloud-based video production solution at IBC 2018 (Stand: 2.B28). Part of TVU Network’s range of innovative remote production solutions, TVU Producer enables anyone to produce professional, multi-camera video, eliminating the need for expensive hardware and software or prior training. Covering a wide range of applications, from live sports events and egames competitions, through to house of worship ...

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Dynaudio’s CEDIA Expo Booth Will Highlight Innovative Speakers Engineered for Amazing In-Home Audio

New High-End Speakers in Various Categories Accommodate Users’ Unique Listening Preferences and Environments  GLENVIEW, Ill. — Aug. 29, 2018 — At the upcoming CEDIA Expo, Sept. 6-8 in San Diego, renowned high-end loudspeaker specialist Dynaudio will feature innovative new additions to the company’s growing portfolio of products engineered to enable exceptional in-home audio experiences. At Booth 1927, Dynaudio will present the North American preview of its all-new Confidence range of hi-fi speakers, officially launch the Dynaudio Music intelligent wireless all-in-one audio systems in the U.S., and provide live demos of the unique Dynaudio Studio Series modular LCR (left, center, right) ...

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