Newsletter from 30/04/2019
Join the Wings for Life World Run, May 5, 2019
On May 5, 2019, thousands of people around the world will take part in the sixth annual Wings for Life World Run, a charity event that raises money to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Every year, it’s a joyous scene, and this time the event’s simultaneous global kick-off at 11am UTC will be even more special: In a first-of-its-kind moment, David Mzee, who was paralyzed in a 2010 gymnastics accident, will stand up and walk the initial meters across the start line on his own, thanks to a recent research breakthrough. 100 percent of all entry fees and donations for the Wings for Life World Run will go to the not-for-profit foundation Wings for Life, which supports David Mzee’s clinical trial and other cutting-edge studies. There is still time to register for the event and participate anywhere in the world.
How to help David Mzee, and others, take the next steps
Those who join David Mzee by crossing the Wings for Life World Run start line on May 5, 2019 – whether at one of the event locations, joining an Organized App Run or running individually with the Wings for Life World Run App – will be part of a historic occasion. In addition, their generosity will help to improve lives as vital spinal cord research continues.
To register, donate and learn more: www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com.
ATM UHD3 4K
ATM System has three outside broadcast vans using technology from leading manufacturers: SONY, RIEDEL, EVS, HARMAN, SACHTLER, and FUJINON. Professional, experienced and committed technical staff guarantees a high level of execution of production and ensures the highest quality of the recorded material. The work area of two of our vehicles amounts to more than 40m2 (with the possibility of division into two zones), which provide comfortable conditions for a team consisting of even 20 people. Our vehicles have been providing coverage of EKSTRAKLASA football league matches continuously since 2008.
Mobile TV Group 44 Flex & VMU
Mobile TV Group (MTVG) is celebrating its 23rd anniversary with continued dedication to technological innovation, customer service, maintenance, and competitive pricing. In recent years MTVG has added an increasing number of national, college, and entertainment events, totaling over 4,000 events annually. With 30+ mobile units (plus “B” units, Audio trailers, etc.), MTVG is able to base its facilities, engineers, and drivers all over the U.S. This allows for the most effective local services to the regional networks and visiting national networks. In addition, MTVG’s event coordinators are assigned to our clients, giving them a consistent and one-stop service. The combination of engineers, event coordinators, and drivers create very cost effective and easy productions.
TV Productions around the World
Whether it is the nerve-wracking Rose Ceremony or a one-on-one date: When television goes in search of the perfect love story and all emotions are laid bare, the sound is also vitally important. Only with perfect sound can you really express every emotional facet of the actors’ voices. Cologne-based smartregie GmbH, the company responsible for the technical presentation of TV formats such as “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” or the personality show “7 Töchter” (7 Daughters) for commercial TV channels, relies on top-quality sound provided by wireless systems from Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 series.
United facilitates remote production of Dutch tv-shows ‘time for coffee’ and ‘5 o'clock live’
“For some time now, we have provided remote live production for a number of programs, among which RTL Late Night. What makes the present project unique is that we have now used a full-fledged IP infrastructure,” says Walter van Dorst, Manager OB trucks and studio’s at United. “In this way, we don’t need to use SDI baseband connections. All video footage was sent uncompressed via fiber optic cable. This is a next step in our United Anywhere proposition; we can offer remote production and video editing anywhere in the world, no matter where the recording takes place. We, in fact, decentralize the hardware, which enormously benefits logistics and our sustainability goals.”
ArKaos New 4K Media Servers Dance on Ice on TV in Germany
Eight of ArKaos’ new 4K Studio Servers were in action providing a 360-degree video solution for the recent fourth German edition of popular TV franchise Dancing on Ice, which was recorded at the Magic Media Company’s Coloneum venue in Ossendorf, Cologne, in a special set up that was customised for the first series. The show’s lighting designer was Manuel Da Costa who is very well known in the world of television, and has lit DSDS and many other leading German talent and music shows. Manuel worked alongside his regular visuals designer Dennis Muhl who wanted to run the video cues via his grandMA3 console. The video and screens supplier was ETC Germany.
SIC selects Sony for IP based TV production centre and cloud based multiplatform delivery
One of the earliest large-scale IP Live deployments in Europe, the all-new site is being constructed on the outskirts of Lisbon, with commissioning planned by the end of 2018. Scope of the project includes programme production, audio, intercom and other functions, plus the integration of Sony’s Hive news system at SIC’s Lisbon and Porto production centres. Adopting an open IP approach at the facility allows SIC to route HDR-capable HD video plus audio, synchronisation and control data in real time over standard network infrastructures. The solution offered by Sony leverages the SMPTE ST.2110 suite of standards for interchange of professional media. This allows seamless integration between best-of-breed components and solutions from Sony and other hardware and software vendors.
RaceTech Leverages Evertz’ DreamCatcher™ Solutions
RaceTech provides a unique range of technical and broadcast services to the horse racing industry, as well as the wider public and private sectors, including cameras and full broadcast services, along with building and maintaining the complete digital library of every horse race in the UK. After evaluating a system that didn't meet expectations, RaceTech collaborated with Evertz to create a tailored system based on their needs. DreamCatcher™ is an advanced platform that supports all of the critical aspects of live production. The unique architecture of the DreamCatcher™ platform leverages high capacity IP networking that dynamically adjusts to meet the demands of any production.
Riedel and TechSound Partner to Deliver Advanced, VoIP-Based Comms Solutions to Chinese Esports Market
Founded in 2017, TechSound is a rapidly growing consultancy and systems engineering company serving the expanding Chinese esports and live event markets. Inspired by the specific demands and requirements of esports, the company takes a fresh, IP-centered approach to intercom and remote production. TechSound has relied on Riedel solutions from the beginning to provide bespoke communications solutions for music, corporate, exhibition, and traditional sporting events alike. “TechSound is one of the few companies in China using VoIP systems for remote production of esports compe.
Ross Video and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Drive the Draft
As part of the video production, VWSE have deployed the Ultrix routing/AV processing platform, Carbonite Mosaic video processor and XPression Tessera real-time graphics rendering solution to drive all the on-set LED displays (an incredible total pixel count of 28 Million and the largest Tessera deployment to date!), with everything being controlled via DashBoard, Ross Video’s ward winning software control system. Ross also supplied Carbonite production switchers to cut live concert segments, as well as XPression Studio graphics to provide content to the many large LED displays temporarily installed across six city blocks for the fans that have travelled to Nashville for the event. In addition, a fan experience production – being held at the Nissan Stadium not far from the main draft stage on First and Broadway – is also being driven by a host of Ross Sports Venue Solutions.
Colour Visits Another Planet for Nao Show
Colour Sound Experiment collaborated with lighting designer Miles Weaver as the lighting supplier for the intimate soul-y funk sounds of young and fantastically talented UK singer/ songwriter Nao, who has just completed the first UK and European leg of her “Saturn” tour following the drop of her second album last autumn. The tour was project managed for Colour Sound by Alex Ryan, who comments: “It’s the first time we’ve worked with Miles as a supplier and it was an excellent experience. His design was original and interesting, and it is always exciting to be involved with an LD and artist with a great future ahead”. Miles was keen to work with Colour Sound after being recommended by several other lighting designers. He took a floor package on the tour, stepping up to a full rig for the London showcase at Brixton Academy.
Production AV Supplies Screen and Crew Solution for Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts
TCT engaged video solutions specialist Production AV to supply a full-service package consisting of LED screens, cameras and mixing, media servers and crew package to the unique events, which saw crowd-pleasers including Take That, Rudimental and The Script perform over the week. Each live music or comedy gig was mixed with real-life stories of young people affected by cancer and appeals for donations. “There are two key video elements that we were required to deliver: one was to display live on-stage action onto IMAG screens, the other to promote how people can donate money to TCT,” says Pete McCrea,
isguise ensures Mean Girls, The Musical shines brightly on Broadway
Mean Girls, The Musical has been playing at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre since April 2018. It’s a fast-moving expedition through Tina Fey’s infamous story, which explores the impact of the ever-fluctuating pecking order of high school girls. Based on the 2004 cult teen film of the same name; it has been gifted a fresh life for the stage. The new production features a dynamic, video-led design that seamlessly changes playing locations. Such scenic agility is facilitated by one of the most ambitious uses of story-enhancing video content on a Broadway show. Responsible for this video content is British video design team Finn Ross and Adam Young of FRAY Studio, who worked closely with the show’s director and choreographer, Casey Nicholaw and set designer, Scott Pask, to create the sophisticated and at times surreal world of North Shore High and its students.
Adlib adds sonic magic to O2 Academy Glasgow with Academy Music Group
Adlib’s installation team has delivered another excellent touring spec system - including L-Acoustics and DiGiCo products - to one of the UK’s busiest and most successful live touring venues - Academy Music Group’s 2,550 capacity O2 Academy Glasgow in Scotland. It follows similar recent Adlib installations at AMG’s O2 Forum Kentish Town in London, and O2 Academy venues in Bristol and Newcastle in the last 18 months, all of which also feature L-Acoustics and DiGiCo combinations.
EVS Celebrated 25 Years of Emotions through Connectivity and Creative Freedom at NAB2019
Visitors to the EVS booth saw demonstrations of new products and solutions, all tightly integrated with EVS’ core service platform, VIA, which is transforming the user experience. Witness how content creators are using XT and XS-VIA servers to deliver multi-format productions. Learn how a new software-defined ingest server is enabling more flexible studio operations. Discover the productivity benefits of virtualizing back-end resources. And in its AI Experience Room, learn how EVS is applying machine learning to deliver the future of live sports through innovations in VAR and unified production.
New App for Riedel’s 1200 Series SmartPanel Provides API for Third-Party Control, Monitoring, and Automation Systems
At the 2019 NAB Show, Riedel Communications previewed a new API, based on open NMOS standards, for its 1200 Series SmartPanel. This innovation will enable industry partners to utilize the SmartPanel as a user interface for their control, monitoring, and automation solutions, and is another example of how the app-based SmartPanel can be leveraged to take on additional duties within broadcast workflows. For this initiative, Riedel has teamed up with several prominent industry control and automation vendors, some of whom have already implemented an early version of the API. Partners include ATOS BNCS, Axon Cerebrum, Broadcast Solutions hi, Lawo VSM, Pebble Beach Systems, and Skyline DataMiner.
SHOTOVER Launches Ultra-Compact B1 Gyro-Stabilized Camera System at NAB Show
SHOTOVER, a developer of high-performance aerial stabilization platforms, announced today the unveiling of the SHOTOVER B1 camera system at NAB Show in Las Vegas. The system will be showcased on the two-seat, lightweight Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter that is owned by Carbonflight, and managed and operated by Anthelion Helicopters. Designed to meet the needs of a wide range of markets including industrial survey, live broadcast, production, and surveillance, the system is the most compact aerial camera system developed by SHOTOVER.
4K / 8K ARISING
Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Constellation 8K
The new ATEM Constellation 8K is an Ultra HD live production switcher with so manyfeatures, that customers can combine them all to make an incredibly powerful 8K switcher.Customers get 4 M/Es, 40 x 12G-SDI inputs, 24 x 12G-SDI aux outputs, 4 DVEs, 16Keyers, 4 media players, 4 multi viewers, 2 SuperSource and standards conversion onevery SDI input. Then when switched to 8K, all these features combine to make a powerful 8K switcher.
Blackmagic Design Announces New HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR
The new HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR features the trusted reliability of HyperDeck combined with new innovations such as space saving H.265 files, optional internal cache, 3D LUTs, native 8K and HDR support. With the ability to record native 8K in H.265, customers get reduced storage costs and amazing image quality. The large touch screen ensures a perfect view of their recording as well as control over all deck settings. Customers can then add HyperDeck Extreme Control to transform it into a traditional broadcast deck. This means HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR is the perfect solution for the next generation of broadcast, live production and digital signage.
Ikegami launches new 4K HDR products
This compact sized POV-Boxcamera deploys 3-CMOS sensors with a sensitivity of F11 and an SNR of 62 dB (typ.), ensuring convincing gradation even at difficult lighting conditions. It is furthermore possible to choose between various output connections, including 12G, 3G-Quad-Link or Media-Over-IP (MoIP). HD-Downconversion and HD-Cutout signals are available as standard, enabling an easy integration into existing HD workflows. Since the camera can be remote controlled via Ethernet, remote installations can be realized easily. For more information, please contact your respective regional office or visit our website.