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Bitmovin works out higher quality virtual fitness classes for Classpass

Bitmovin, a world leader in online video technology, announces that ClassPass is using the Bitmovin Video Player to provide enriched, immersive live and on demand at-home workouts to its subscribers. The Bitmovin Video Player provides ClassPass with a fully customizable, dynamic interface that enables seamless delivery of sophisticated platform overlays such as real-time metrics, a live leaderboard, heart rate monitor and calorie tracker. The Player supports key online and mobile devices, plus Chromecast for workouts on large screen televisions, and customizes the on-screen presentation across these devices so users can be seamlessly guided through the in-app experience and workouts. “ClassPass ...

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Stringr Secures Over $1 Million in Recent Funding, Company Funding Totals $4.6 Million

New York, NY (October 3, 2018) – Stringr, the premier marketplace that allows media organizations to buy video footage from both amateur and professional videographers in an efficient, streamlined process, today announced it has raised more than $1million in a new round of financing. New investors include The Associated Press and Advection Growth Capital with follow-on investments from McClatchy and G5 Capital. Founded in 2014, Stringr has secured a total of $4.6 million in financing to date. Recent funding has helped the company grow rapidly, developing the platform into an end-to-end video solution for media companies. Stringr’s clients can source, ...

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Wisycom USA Brings Wireless Audio Solutions to AES 2018

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 3, 2018 – Wisycom USA, which was established this year to grow the Italy-based Wisycom brand throughout the Americas, is exhibiting for the first time at AES (Booth 430). The show is the perfect avenue to present its range of wireless audio products, including its latest diversity receivers and RF solutions for the crowded wireless spectrum. “We are very excited to be presenting Wisycom products for the first time ever at AES,” says Jim Dugan, President, Wisycom USA. “Our attendance at AES will help us to further grow the brand’s presence in the United States, and the ...

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PBT EU launched new Timed-Text hybrid platform NEXT-TT at IBC2018

 – Timed-Text hybrid platform NEXT-TT at IBC2018 now featuring in Berlin at The Languages & The Media 2018 Conference –  Demonstrations at IBC also featured EXEcutor™ Media Integrator –    At IBC 2018, PBT EU successfully launched its new Timed-Text hybrid platform NEXT-TT powered by Profuz Digital, providing users greater freedom of choice in how they work with desktop or cloud applications. PBT EU also introduced at IBC, innovative developments in its own brand EXEcutor™ Media Integrator module which continues to expand capabilities offering scalable and robust infrastructure to meet the needs that broadcasters, on demand video, and OTT content ...

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Marshall Electronics Announces New HDBaseT™ Receiver

TORRANCE, CA, OCTOBER 3, 2018 – Marshall Electronics releases a new HDBaseT™ receiver, the Marshall VAC-HT48-PoE-R. The VAC-HT48-PoE-R receiver converts an HDBaseT signal to HDMI 1.4, supplying 48V power and allowing control via RS-485/232. “The VAC-HT48-PoE-R provides optimal compatibility and fluidity when paired with Marshall cameras or any other HDBaseT equipment,” says Tod Musgrave, Director of Cameras at Marshall Electronics. “This powerful new receiver was designed to offer users a simple but direct solution in the form of a single cable, converting HDBaseT into a controllable power supply.” Receiving uncompressed video up to 4K30 through a single CAT 6a/7 cable ...

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Shanghai Media Group Chooses ChyronHego’s Virtual Placement

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Oct. 3, 2018 — The Shanghai Media Group (SMG), one of China’s largest media organizations, has adopted Virtual Placement, ChyronHego‘s industry-leading tool for incorporating striking virtual graphics into live broadcasts. SMG is using Virtual Placement to strengthen its brand presence and create new revenue opportunities during its broadcasts of Super League games of the Chinese Football Association. “Virtual Placement is the industry’s most sophisticated tool for placing eye-catching virtual graphics within a program that not only grab the viewer’s attention but enrich the acute nature of visual storytelling. When we looked for tools that could help us ...

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USA Network’s Queen of the South uses Blackmagic Design Cameras to Capture Gritty Style

Hollywood, CA – October 2, 2018 – Blackmagic Design announced today that USA Network’s “Queen of the South” used Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Cameras extensively, and URSA Mini Pro, to capture a wide range of imagery for season three of the series. Director of Photography Abe Martinez, who started with the show as 2nd Unit Cinematographer, took over reigns as first unit DP this season, and immediately brought his passion for innovate camera work to the show’s main unit. Queen of the South tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) and her beginnings in Jalisco, Mexico, where in an effort to escape ...

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Paywizard study shows European TV operators are failing to use subscriber data to ensure a positive customer experience

Interviews with top executives from broadcasters, telcos, pay-TV operators and OTT services reveal that all see customer data analytics as a critical strategic aim Yet vast majority lack tools to provide the subscriber insight they need to precisely target consumer engagement and ensure a positive customer experience All operators interviewed for the study plan to increase use of customer analytics throughout the customer journey over the next 12-18 months London, 3rd October, 2018 – Paywizard, the pay-TV subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, has announced that a new study of major European broadcasters, pay-TV operators, telcos and over-the-top ...

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Magewell Pro Capture Dual HDMI 4K Plus LT

Magewell Introduces New Dual-Channel 4K Capture Card with Workflow-Simplifying Loop-Through Connectivity

Pro Capture Dual HDMI 4K Plus LT captures two channels of 4K video at 60fps while reducing infrastructure costs and complexity with HDMI loop-through October 3, 2018 — Nanjing, China: Combining full 60fps 4K support with dual-channel density and the workflow convenience of signal loop-through connectivity, Magewell today introduced the Pro Capture Dual HDMI 4K Plus LT, the newest member of its renowned Pro Capture family of PCI Express video capture hardware. The company will showcase the new card in booth N1119 at NAB Show New York, taking place October 17-18 in New York City. The quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness ...

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Leading Spanish Broadcasting Services Provider Lavinia Turns to LiveU

Spain-based Lavinia has recently turned to LiveU to increase the quality of its newsgathering technologies and to handle the increasing demands placed on news operations. Lavinia provides complete outsourced newsgathering services to many broadcasters in Spain and all over the world (through its international division, Alice Production, based in Brussels). Lavinia provides services in Spain to nationwide broadcasters such as Mediaset España, the market leader, which owns and operates seven free-to-air TV channels, as well as to many other regional broadcasters. Lavinia also has recently launched an international broadcast division to cover breaking news around the world and is taking ...

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Artel Video Systems at the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition

At SMPTE 2018, Artel will feature an integrated, end-to-end, IP-centric demo area designed to address customers’ growing requirements as they migrate toward all-IP or hybrid IP/SDI networks. Artel’s exhibit will showcase the company’s expanding portfolio, including solutions for SMPTE ST 2110, AES67, SMPTE ST 2022-7 Seamless Protection Switching, and ARQ Reliable Internet Streaming Transport (RIST) for OTT streaming. Quarra PTP Ethernet Switches The Quarra family of PTP-enabled switches offers the industry’s most accurate IEEE 1588-compliant timing and synchronization. The switches support SMPTE ST 2110 and ST 2059-2, permitting interoperable use of IP-based media equipment with conventional genlocked SDI equipment. They ...

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RTW Presents New TM9 19-Inch Rack-Mount Solution to the U.S. Market at AES 2018

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 2, 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 19-inch 4U rack-mount (MA4U) version of its TM9 TouchMonitor at AES 2018 (Booth 504G – Avid Pavilion). The reconfigured unit brings all the audio monitoring features of the standalone RTW TM9 in a new design that is more easily accessible to users in studio settings. The TM9 panel-mount version is 235 x 135 x 45 mm (appx 9.25 x 5.35 x 1.8 inches) without the power supply and is ideal ...

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Blackmagic Design Products Join Netflix Post Technology Alliance

Fremont, CA – October 02, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that it has joined the new Netflix Post Technology Alliance and that DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio post production software, was chosen for three of the alliance’s four technology categories: “Color Grading,” “Editorial” and “IMF & Media Encoding.” Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro were also chosen in the alliance’s “Camera” category. The Post Technology Alliance is a program for manufacturers of products that generate or manage any kind of sound data, image data, or metadata from production through ...

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MultiDyne Fires its Latest SilverBULLET for Fiber-Optic Links

Highly portable solution is now 12G-capable, with new daisy-chained connection and centralized power benefits to support higher signal densities without the extra cabling Hauppauge, NY, October 2, 2018 — MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions today announces its next-generation SilverBULLET series, unveiled at IBC2018 in Amsterdam this month. The newest version of the patented, miniature fiber-optic link and signal conversion solution is a dramatic evolution from previous generations, with interlocked mounting, centralized power and built-in OLED monitoring that improves ease of use and systems management. MultiDyne’s SilverBULLET transmitters and receivers are highly portable and economical, making them equally useful for fixed links ...

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HITACHI SK-UHD4000 Cameras Enable Stellar 4K IMAG Quality for Vista Productions

Picture clarity, low visual noise and multi-format versatility enable superior in-venue experiences for concert and corporate event audiences Woodbury, NY, October 2, 2018 — Event production companies are increasingly embracing the visual clarity of 4K Ultra HD video for creating stunning in-venue displays. When Vista Productions equipped their first mobile truck to support their evolving needs at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP) and other locations, they purchased six SK-UHD4000 4K UHD cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai)to enable the outstanding image quality and versatility they needed. Founded in 1982 and headquartered just south of Kansas City, ...

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Calrec Increases Asian Reach with three Brio Consoles Sold in India

HEBDEN BRIDGE, UK, OCTOBER 2, 2018 — Calrec Audio has increased its footprint in Asia with the sale of three Brio36 audio consoles in the Indian broadcast market. Sun Broadcast Equipments New Delhi installed the consoles with a major international sports broadcaster for use across a variety of live sports events. “In a country like India, where the broadcast market is rapidly evolving but cost is often a primary factor in purchasing decisions, it’s important for us to offer economic solutions that allow media organizations to evolve their infrastructure. This is why we really like the Brio from Calrec. It ...

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Muse VFX Uses Fusion Studio on FX Networks’ Critically Acclaimed Drama Series, Legion

Fremont, CA – September 28, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Los Angeles based visual effects (VFX) house Muse VFX used Fusion 9 Studio, its VFX and motion graphics software, on FX’s critically acclaimed drama Legion. Led by Founders and VFX Supervisors John Gross and Fred Pienkos, the Muse VFX team used Fusion Studio for the second season of the hit television series. “A lot of our work on the show’s VFX revolved around characters and creatures, everything from monsters to mice,” said Pienkos. One of those creatures was the “Delusion Monster,” which began in the season’s first episode by ...

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Immersive VR Documentary Into the Now Filmed with Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K

Fremont, CA – September 27, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Director Michael Muller used 18 Micro Studio Camera 4Ks as part of two custom built virtual reality (VR) rigs to film “Into the Now,” an underwater VR documentary, which is the first in a series of films about marine life and the challenges facing our oceans today. Told through Muller’s personal journey of overcoming his fear of sharks, the film touches on the pressing issues that our oceans face, such as climate change, pollution and overfishing, while also serving as an educational tool for viewers to experience the oceans ...

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