Newsletter from 05/07/2021
AJA FS-HDR Helps Drive HDR Production for Studio Berlin
From UltraHD to IP, AI and HDR, technological innovations are fundamentally reimagining production and enabling more compelling audience experiences. However, each advancement brings new challenges, as early HDR adopter Studio Berlin has discovered. The technology company has long explored HDR to elevate production quality on a range of projects, including live sporting events like Bundesliga matches, and entertainment programs such as “Joko and Klaas against Pro7” and “Late Night” with Klaas Heufer-Umlauf.
Robe Shimmers for Henk-Jan van Beek’s Eurovision Lighting
Glamour, glitz, and disco dancing – plus a bit of kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll – ensured that the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) extravaganza was back with a massive bang this year, making up for its absence in 2020 – thwarted by the pandemic like so many other shows! The Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, The Netherlands was the venue for a fantastic production bursting with creative visuality, technical excellence and musical talent – both on and off the stage!
Bahrain Radio modernizes with Lawo VSM and radio radio technology
Built in 1980, Bahrain radio, with seven radio stations, was long due for a revamp. The recent USD6,5m turnkey project, which is the first phase, has launched this facility into the digital realm. The entire facility has been refurbished, from nine radio studios and control rooms to the MCR (Master Control Room) and CAR (Central Apparatus Room), with a parallel overhaul of furniture, equipment, automation systems, radio library and acoustics.
KJLA-TV Selects Hitachi 4K Studio Cameras to Meet Growing Demand for Ultra HD Production
In addition to serving as the Los Angeles home for American Spanish-language television network Azteca America, KJLA-TV owns and operates two greenscreen stages and production studios at its westside L.A. facility. Seeing growing demand from its studio rental clients for higher-resolution video acquisition and production, KJLA purchased four SK-UHD4000 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to meet these requests and set the stage for future growth.
DataMiner manages ARD’s live OTT broadcast services of the 2020 European football championship.
Skyline Communications, the leading global supplier of end-to-end digital transformation software solutions for the ICT media and broadband industry, announces that the German ARD Group deployed DataMiner for the end-to-end management and quality control of its live event streams of the 2020 European football championship. This operation was set up as a very efficient joint effort across different partners, including Hessischer Rundfunk, WDR and Bayerischer Rundfunk.
PlayBox Neo Announces New Operational Features and Expanded Connectivity for its TV Channel-in-a-Box, AirBox Neo-20 and Capture Suite
PlayBox Neo announces new additions to the operational capabilities and connectivity of its TV Channel-in-a-Box, AirBox Neo-20 and Capture Suite. PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box provides all the facilities needed to create and maintain single or multiple television channels within a seamless workflow for local or remote control. Based on AirBox Neo-20 playout automation, the system can be configured to any required scale from optional elements such as Capture Suite media ingest, TitleBox Neo-20 interactive character generator and graphics, and ListBox Neo-20 scheduling.
Laminar Global Partners with TVU Networks to Provide Heightened OTT Coverage for Live Sports Content Creators
TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, today announced a global reseller partnership with London-based Laminar Global, a new PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) provider. Laminar will offer TVU remote production solutions as part of its state-of-the-art platform, providing its live sports customers with high quality, low-latency, multi-camera coverage.
Maxon Announces the Immediate Availability of Universe 4.0
Maxon, the developers of professional software solutions for motion designers, visual effects artists and editors, today announced the immediate availability of Universe 4.0. This latest subscription-only release features Electrify for creating electrical effects on images, footage, and logos, Texturize Motion for blending animated textures with footage for sketchy, stop motion looks, and Analog for simulating dynamic analog retro-TV-styles, noise, interference, and CRT effects. These new effects include 100+ exciting presets. Universe 4.0 also takes advantage of Apple‘s latest Metal technology for optimal GPU performance on Mac.
Audinate’s Dante® AV Now Available with New Products From BOLIN Technology and Patton Electronics
Audinate’s Dante® AV is now available as part of new solutions from BOLIN Technology and Patton Electronics. These new products are the first commercially available offerings in the Dante AV video-over-IP networking platform, ushering in a new era of video connectivity over standard 1 Gbps networks. The new offerings are available and can be ordered immediately from the BOLIN and Patton websites.
Cobalt’s New Space-Saving 9926 HDMI-to-SDI / 9927 SDI-to-HDMI Conversion Cards Come Complete with Built-in Frame Syncs and Loads of Features
Cobalt Digital has announced the addition of HDMI-to-SDI and SDI-to-HDMI converter cards to its openGear® family of products. The new dual and quad-channel modules come complete with built-in per-channel frame synchronizers and loads of features that maximize space and ensure greater installation integrity than throwdown devices can offer. The new 9926 series target any application requiring signal conversion from HDMI compliant devices such as computer monitors or video projectors, to broadcast quality SDI formats, while the 9927 conversely converts SDI signals to HDMI formats.
Seagate and axle ai Announce Broad “Smarter Media” Product Collaboration
Why just stash content away when you can repurpose and breathe new life into it while improving productivity and ROI with powerful search tools? Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage infrastructure solutions, and axle ai, the leading independent vendor of media search software, have joined forces to provide complete solutions not only to store, but also manage and provide instant user access to many terabytes or petabytes of video content. Your media is safer on Seagate storage; axle ai’s software makes it easily findable as well.