Newsletter from 10/09/2019
Haivision and Microsoft Host Broadcast Production in the Cloud Panel at IBC2019
Haivision, a leader in video streaming solutions, announced that the company is hosting a free panel session with Microsoft at IBC2019 at the RAI Convention Center on Sunday, September 15 – Broadcast Production in the Cloud with SRT Hub & Microsoft Azure – featuring video experts from Avid, Haivision, Telestream and Wowza Media Systems.
SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) is an open-source protocol, developed by Haivision, which allows broadcasters and streamers to deliver high-quality, low-latency video streams and files across the public internet and within the public cloud. SRT is fast becoming the de facto low-latency video streaming standard in the broadcast and streaming industries.
Title: Broadcast Production in the Cloud with SRT Hub & Microsoft Azure
Date/Time: Sunday September 15 from 16:00 – 17:00
Location: RAI Convention Center, Amsterdam, Room G104
- Mediainsights.media – Tony Emerson, Principal (Moderator)
- Avid – Raymond Thompson, Director Broadcast and Media Solutions Marketing
- Haivision – Mahmoud J. Al-Daccak, EVP Product Development & CTO
- Telestream – Stuart Newton, VP Strategy/Corporate Development
- Wowza Media Systems – Charlie Good, Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder
Sign up here: Broadcast Production in the Cloud
IBC2019 opens in 3 days at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam. As of today we feature 82 companies and their approach at the IBC2019 Show. This list is continuously updated.
Argosy - Allied Telesys - AVIWEST - Axon - BR Remote - Bridge Technologies - Calrec - ChyronHego - Clear-Com - Cobalt Digital - CyanView - dB Broadcast - Dejero - Densitron - Draka - DTC Broadcast - EVS - FOR-A - G&D - Globecast - Grass Valle - NecLiveU - Megahertz - MultiDyne - Nevion - Phabrix - Photonia - Quicklink - Rohde & Schwarz - Ross Video - Simplylive - SSL - Sonnet - Sony - Stage Tec - TAG VS - The Switch - TSL - TVU - Video Progetti - Videosys - Vionlabs - VITEC - Vizrt - VSN
The link "IBC2019" will always show you the featured companies and events in alphabetical order
4K GARDEN 4K Truck
4K Garden, a major 4K content services platform of Alibaba group in China has signed an agreement with Sony China Professional Solutions Group (CPSG) to purchase an IP- 4K outside broadcast truck. 4K Garden will also produce exciting live content in 4K, with a plan to broadcast up to 50 live performances. This was the primary reason that 4K Garden decided to purchase a large-scale 4K outside broadcast truck from Sony. As the business grows, 4K Garden may require up to eight IP-4K outside broadcast trucks to produce premium content. Sony has had a number of successful HD and 4K outside broadcast truck deals in China. Moriharu Ide stated he believes that “the combination of Sony's strength in core 4K/HDR and IP technology, along with 4K Garden's determination to create high-quality 4K content, will ensure that the cooperation between the two is a fruitful one. Sony is happy to support 4K Garden's efforts in promoting its 4K business in China, as well as to work with China's OTT companies to expedite the growth of the 4K industry in the country."
Mediapro OB 33 UHD
MEDIAPRO produces and distributes audiovisual content, administers and distributes sporting events, is a film and interactive content producer, plus supplier of post-production services. With activity in 35 venues spread across four continents, it has a team of about 4,450 professionals. Created in 1994, MEDIAPRO makes more than 2,500 productions each year thanks to its own mobile units and broadcast of events in high definition worldwide. Currently, its teams participate in the production of the most important football leagues, emphasising its coverage of global sports championships. In its role as a leader in innovation in the European audiovisual field, MEDIAPRO has established one of the most advanced 4K production technology with the capacity for live HDR production, specifically for sporting events.
SMT 4K UHD S2 HDR
From May 17 to 18, 2019, the 2019 Vans professional park skateboarding competition Shanghai station concluded in Shanghai yangpu binjiang. As the world's top topographic park skateboarding event, Vans pro park skateboarding Shanghai is the 2019 world premiere event, and SMT is sending an olympic-level broadcasting technology team and S2 ultra hd broadcasting vehicle to provide the broadcasting technology service for the event.
Spiritland Productions puts System T at the heart of its new Entertainment OB vehicle
Spiritland is operated by ex BBC sound supervisors Gareth Iles and Antony Shaw, and their choice of SSL and System T for the new truck goes back to work undertaken in choosing the next generation of digital consoles for the Corporation. “The most important part of that was the listening, and the SSL sounded so much better than all the other consoles,” explains Antony Shaw. “The EQ worked how we wanted it to work for all the music that we mix. It wasn’t a transparently digital sound; to our ears it sounded just as good as the SSL consoles of old. It’s witchcraft what they’ve done with it. And the more we used it the more we liked the interface; it’s so fast to navigate around as well.”
Cardiff Metropolitan University Produces Industry Ready Broadcasting Students with NewTek Solutions
Cardiff Met is also one of the leading universities for student sport in the United Kingdom. To highlight the success of their student athletes, and create real life experience for broadcasting students, leaders of the Cardiff Metropolitan Sport Broadcasting Course created unique coursework involving live production, powered by NewTek solutions like the TriCaster®, one of the most comprehensive video production systems available. Starting from scratch two years ago, Cardiff Metropolitan had no media facilities at all for the upcoming Sport Broadcasting Masters Course. Joe Towns, Senior Lecturer of Sports Broadcasting, and Lukas Burks,Technical Demonstrator of the Sports Broadcast Master’s Degree, had a big challenge; to source equipment that was cost effective, versatile, offered a complete production workflow, and overall, was student friendly.
Bring it home: The Switch Expands At-Home Production Services to Meet Growing Demand for Live TV
The expanded service leverages The Switch’s robust, low latency transmission network or satellite links to deliver raw (ISO) feeds, audio, and equipment control to the Burbank Remote Control Room. Lopez notes: “Customers have the flexibility to remotely control cameras and other equipment at the event site or produce a more traditional broadcast program. And, of course, we have the best team in the business on hand to support any aspect of the production process.” As an established pioneer in at-home production, The Switch At-Home service has allowed customers to produce events from remote locations since as early as 2015. The Switch At-Home is leveraged by Major League Soccer (MLS) and has successfully delivered at-home events for Fox, ESPN, Univision, NFL, TVG Network and CBS Sports. The Switch At-Home is also available for corporate enterprise customers.
RTV Noord Netherlands Chooses Ross Robotics for Greater Efficiency
Anyone who has ever worked for a regional TV station will testify that life can often be challenging, requiring a fine balance between ambition and budget. For Tim de Vrij, Broadcast Engineer with RTV Noord, a key word continues to be ‘efficiency’. “Public broadcasters always have to be sensitive to cost, and opportunity cost in particular. Every piece of capital expenditure comes at the expense of something else, so we have to pay close attention to return on investment and cost of ownership. Value matters, and fortunately for us Ross is a company that clearly explains and demonstrates the value it can bring to its customers – that’s very attractive”. First on the list of priorities for RTV Noord was an upgrade to HD, followed by a root-and-branch review of how best to operate their 360-degree studio. “Our viewers expect to see high-quality productions, and we’re operating in a competitive market", notes de Vrij. “Content consumers have so much choice now and we’re up against flagship national channels and the web. We know that our audience likes our ‘regional touch’ but we still have to produce content that sits comfortably (in terms of production values) alongside alternatives from larger providers”.
Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow Captures Festival Beauregard
Set in the grounds of the Chateau de Beauregard, and in its eleventh year, the festival is an eclectic mix of homegrown French talent and international artists spanning pop, rock, punk and dance. The backend video system and camera packages were supplied by F & G Productions. “We’ve been fans of Blackmagic live production hardware for a number of years now, but we made the choice this year to invest in cameras too, and were not disappointed,” begins Alexis Grandin, co-founder of F & G Productions. “Paired with the Blackmagic fiber solution, we now get all our video and comms down a single cable which is a big advantage for us.” Screens stage left and right were 5m x 4m each, and the control room was located 100m away in a temporary gallery where an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, with an ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, was used for vision mixing.
disguise gx 2 Media Servers Stay Up All Night on Billie Eilish’s ‘When We All Fall Asleep’ World Tour
American pop singer/songwriter Billie Eilish is approaching the half-way mark of her ‘When We All Fall Asleep World Tour,’ which is supported by disguise gx 2 media servers. The tour, named after Billie Eilish’s number one debut studio album, began as part of Coachella in April and will play 67 dates in North America, Europe and Oceania before wrapping in Mexico City in November 2019. “Cour Design tasked us with coming up with visuals based on a nighttime journey through Billie’s dreams and nightmares,” says Tom Brightman, Creative Director of Comix, which handled the content design. “We set to work developing individual treatments for the songs. The show would begin by introducing a nightmarish landscape then each song would be represented by its own dream world from the inner demons of ‘Bury a Friend’ to the doppelganger-infested forest of ‘Copycat.’ We were excited, we knew Billie’s reputation for pushing creative boundaries combined with this interesting concept and could tell this was going to be a great experience.”
Ringing Out Bells for Peace at Manchester International Festival’s Opening Event
Yoko Ono, appearing on a giant video screen during the event, gave instructions to the thousands of people who had gathered to join in a mass bell ringing with handbells that had been issued to them on arrival. This was accompanied by a soundscape by composer and sound designer Max Ringham and three large tuned bells rigged in custom towers dotted around the event site. This beautiful cacophony of bells was joined by impressive chorus-like peals from the powerful baritone bells of the adjacent Manchester Cathedral. tube’s Melvyn Coote and his team relish working with MIF, and the many innovative, different and interesting sonic opportunities it offers where their audio geekery and ability to think – and hear – laterally can provide incredible solutions!
German Premiere for AVATUS IP Console at Konzerthaus Berlin
The Hamburg-based systems house Amptown System Company (ASC) and Stage Tec, the Berlin-based manufacturer of professional audio technology, are completing their first joint projects. During the summer break, the brand-new AVATUS IP mixing console will make its debut in two well-known Berlin venues. A 36-fader AVATUS was installed in the Konzerthaus Berlin on the Gendarmenmarkt. In the next few weeks the Volksbühne Theatre will be equipped with a FOH AVATUS with 48 faders and two mobile consoles with 12 faders each. On Friday, AVATUS celebrated its German premiere in the Konzerthaus Berlin as part of Young Euro Classic, an international music festival for youth orchestras. AVATUS replaces a 20-year-old CANTUS – from this first Stage Tec digital console, the Konzerthaus has now switched to the first IP-based console. The new concept, in combination with the proven audio signal processing and the modern user interfaces, was convincing. "The decision for AVATUS was made democratically.
Sony HDC-3500 becomes latest addition to ES Broadcast Hire’s UHD fleet
The acquisition follows recent purchases of Panasonic UHD system cameras and PTZ cameras, and means the company can now offer an even more comprehensive camera line-up, encompassing Sony, Grass Valley and Panasonic solutions. The HDC-3500 channels will service ES Broadcast Hire’s client base on both sides of the Atlantic, with the cameras available from the company’s UK, European and US hire desks. Announced at IBC 2018, the Sony HDC-3500 offers users the world’s first 2/3-inch 4K global shutter three-CMOS sensor system, which is designed to eliminate banding noise and the ‘jelly’ effect of rolling shutter cameras. The camera offers superb image quality with high sensitivity, low noise and high dynamic range, as well as IP and 12G-SDI capabilities.
Hong Kong Production Houses Invest in Riedel’s Bolero for Large-Scale Event Production
Riedel today announced that two of Hong Kong’s leading providers of rental broadcast and production equipment — A-Team Plus and Show Bros — have invested in Riedel’s industry-leading Bolero wireless intercom. The two companies, which have common customers and often work together on AV and broadcast projects, each purchased two complete Bolero systems including beltpacks and antennas. Founded in 1990, A-Team Plus is an event consulting and management firm specializing in audio, video, lighting, and stage design for concerts, major celebrations, award ceremonies, private parties, and other events. The company has 30 dedicated team members with local knowledge and regional experience.
240 Hz extender for a perfect Esports experience
The Draco ultra DP Gaming KVM Extender is tailored to the needs of professional gamers. The device supports frame rates up to 240 Hz at full HD resolution (1080p) with no perceivable delay in game controller interaction. During fast action play, gamers view smooth and sharp images with no controller lag that might hinder their play. IHSE's Draco ultra DP Gaming Extenders constitute a new generation of digital KVM signal extension. Developed in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), the revolutionary coding technology ensures brilliant image quality at the highest video resolutions with full 30 bit color depth and optimal 4:4:4 sampling.
MultiDyne Evolves 12G Series of Fiber Transport Solutions at IBC2019
MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions will broaden its range of 12G and openGear fiber transport solutions at IBC2019 with the introduction of its next-generation OG-4600 and FiberSaver solutions. Now shipping, both problem-solving solutions enable broadcast, production and digital cinema customers to efficiently manage and transport higher resolutions and signal counts with streamlined connectivity. MultiDyne will demonstrate both new product lines at Stand 11.D40 in the RAI Amsterdam from September 13-17. The OG-4600 Series is comprised of five purpose-built openGear cards, each of which supports the transport of up to four uncompressed, unprocessed 12G video streams over fiber. Depending on the application, the modularity of the series easily incorporates AES3 and/or analog line-level audio, Ethernet, genlock, GPIO, serial data, tally and/or timecode. All modules are compatible with the industry-standard openGear platform, with SNMP management and cross-network monitoring capabilities using openGear Dashboard software.
Simplylive will showcase the latest advances and new products at IBC2019
The ViBox SloMo replay system will highlight networking capability across servers over standard 10Gbps Ethernet connectivity - including super slow motion, high-frame rate content. The ViBox SloMo intuitive and innovative approach will be applied to networking where full camera selection flexibility will be offered to users. They can freely select from any networked ViBox servers the number of cameras they want to manage. The architecture decorrelates channels, servers and users and offers production much more flexibility and efficiency in their user allocation. The ViBox replay solution has become the most powerful and intuitive solution for slow motion in the live sports market. Our range of ViBox SloMo servers starts from a very affordable 4-Channel stand-alone system to multi-server, multi- channel (>50 channels) networked servers solution.